A Focus Series

Parenting girls and boys differently

Understand the unique needs of girls and boys, and the unique dynamics of parenting your opposite-gender child
Inside this Series

There are a host of subtle and not-so-subtle ways that boys and girls differ. Girls, for example, tend to be people pleasers, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation, while a boy’s penchant for heroic risk-taking makes them more inclined to be compulsive video gamers. Explore these resources to discover the different types of coaching your son or daughter will need from you in order to navigate life successfully.


The unique drives and needs of boys and girls

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Nurturing a Healthy Gender Identity in Your Child


Keys to parenting your child of the opposite gender

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Mother and Son: The Respect Effect

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

What a Son Needs From His Mom