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Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue

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Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue by Christia Spears Brown
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Apr 08, 2014 | ISBN 9781607745020

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“Practical and research-based, Parenting Beyond Pink-and-Blue is a terrific guide for parents who want to do the best for both their sons and daughters.”
–Lise Eliot, PhD, author of Pink Brain, Blue Brain
“Whether you are a parent who believes that boys and girls are ‘just different’ or a parent who believes that gender differences are all ‘just culture,’ you will find valuable science and advice in Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue.”
–Lynn S. Liben, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Pennsylvania State University
Christia Spears Brown has hit a home run! Unlike many parenting books, this one is based on scientific evidence and conveyed in an engaging writing style. If you want your child to grow up to have opportunities unconstrained by old-fashioned gender stereotypes, this is the book for you.”
–Prof. Janet Shibley Hyde, University of Wisconsin—Madison, and author of Half the Human Experience: the Psychology of Women
“Parents want to raise strong and competent daughters and sons, but how can they know what to do and not do when they are bombarded with messages about the ‘natural’ traits and abilities of boys and girls. Christia Spears Brown provides great guidelines for helping all children develop their unique talents by avoiding the traps set by our beliefs about gender differences. It is great read for concerned parents, grandparents, teachers, and others.”
–Dr. Diane F. Halpern, Dean of Social Sciences at Minerva Schools and KGI and McElwee Family Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College

Table Of Contents

Prologue On Being the Weird Daughter-in-Law               

Part I
Gender Differences: changing our focus
Chapter 1 Noticing Gender               
Chapter 2 Why Labels Matter               
Chapter 3 Why We Focus on Gender Differences              

Part II
gender facts: science and stereotypes
Chapter 4 There Are Gender Differences            
Chapter 5 How Different Is Different?            
Chapter 6 Decoding Neuroscience            

Part III
raising unique (fun, well-rounded, smarter, and happier) kids
Chapter 7 How Children Help Create the Differences We See        
Chapter 8 Parenting a Stereotype         
Chapter 9 Accidentally Shaping Who Children Become        
Chapter 10 Stereotype Sneak Attacks        
Chapter 11 Separate but Equal? An Old Problem Is New Again       
epilogue Dropping the Stereotypes and Picking Your Battles    
about the author

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