Girls and boys: nature or nurture?
“Is it a boy or a girl?” is one of the first questions we ask about a new baby. But is there a hardwired biological difference between boys’ and girls’ behaviour or is it all a question of how society pigeonholes them? How important is gender in child development? How do parents’ attitudes towards gender affect children?
(This is an excerpt from a 60-minute seminar on ‘Raising Girls/Raising Boys’)