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Why Gender Matters, Second Edition - Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.

Why Gender Matters, Second Edition

By Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Release Date: 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Parenting
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings


A revised and updated edition (with more than 70% new material) of the evergreen classic about the innate differences between boys and girls and how best to parent and teach girls and boys successfully, with completely new chapters on sexual orientation and on transgender and intersex kids.

Eleven years ago, Why Gender Matters broke ground in illuminating the differences between boys and girls--how they perceive the world differently, how they learn differently, how they process emotions and take risks differently. Dr. Sax argued that in failing to recognize these hardwired differences between boys and girls, we ended up reinforcing damaging stereotypes, medicalizing normal behavior (see: the rising rates of ADHD diagnosis), and failing to support kids to reach their full potential. In the intervening decade, the world has changed drastically, with an avalanche of new research which supports, deepens, and expands Dr. Sax's work. This revised and updated edition includes new findings about how boys and girls interact differently with social media and video games; a completely new discussion of research on gender non-conforming, LGB, and transgender kids, new findings about how girls and boys see differently, hear differently, and even smell differently; and new material about the medicalization of bad behavior.


  • Gender research and real life approaches that serve the child

    By Pam eye
    A rare book by a truly gifted, intelligent, and compassionate doctor. The author is an expert on the research and clinical practice and weaves in his extraordinary work with kids and people to bring wisdom to gender in kids. His compassion and humanity serves the lucky families and children he has treated and now, via this book, the rest of us as well. Well done, Dr. Sax!