An examination of the challenges facing parents and educators of girls, from endocrine disruptors in our plastics to texting and the internet.
Just as he did in Why Gender Matters, Dr. Leonard Sax brings science and biology to bear on the unique challenges facing girls. His is not an approach that patly accepts culturally constructed notions of gender. Rather, in Girls on the Edge, he shows how the biological differences between girls and boys affect their participation in sports and the classroom, as well as how their psychological differences influence the ways in which they interact socially, both positively and negatively. A must read for moms of girls.