Behaviours identified as early as kindergarten are clues about larger contexts that have lifelong consequences for individuals and society.
Inattention is one of the most important early behavioural risk factors for a range of adverse life outcomes, including lower earnings.
Boys typically read less frequently and perform worse on national and international reading assessments than girls.
Girls are encouraged more often to read, despite performing better in reading assessments nationally and internationally. Here's how parents and educators can help connect boys with books.
Women participate in a protest march for survivors of sexual assault and their supporters in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Research shows men and women interpret violence and bullying differently.
Does your daughter forget or misplace things all the time? Is she the classroom helper? Assessment scales for ADHD have tended to use data from boys so the signs of ADHD in girls may not be what you expect.
Assessment scales for ADHD have been developed using mostly male research samples. As a result, the behaviours indicating ADHD in girls may not be what you expect.
More still needs to be done to improve trans pupils’ experiences.
New guidance urging schools to stop making pupils conform to gender stereotypes is a step in the right direction.
There’s lots going on in the lives of four-year-old boys, including how to regulate their emotions. Let’s not blame their hormones.
Some parents think their four-year-old boy's emotional outbursts and aggressive behaviour can be blamed on their hormones. Here's why that's a myth.
It was widely reported boys beat girls in A-level results, but my analysis shows this isn’t actually the case.
Young interviewees speak of the pressure to conform to certain ideals of masculinity.
The gap between boys and girls starts early and grows quickly.
All dolled up.
Welcome to no-gender December, where parents (and Santa) are being encouraged to give children gender-neutral Christmas presents.
A little bundle of boy joy could tell researchers a lot about a country’s health.
Our statistical analysis found that as the sex ratio at birth went up -- that is, more males were born -- so did life expectancy in a strongly related manner.
The narrative around sexuality education is one of disease, danger and risk.
The messages that adolescents receive from sexuality education classes are frequently negative. It's time for the curriculum to become more empowering for learners and teachers.
There are very clear ideas in Ghana about what girls can and should do, and how boys ought to behave.
Ghanaians believe that boys and girls should be raised very differently. This feeds into strongly defined traditional gender roles and ultimately leads to women having a lower social status.
The idea of ‘family balancing’ is based on the belief that children come in two genders that have essentially different traits.
The risk of harm in sex selection stems from the fact that parents don't desire any child, they want a child of a particular sex, who is to remain within the limits of binary gender roles.
Women should have access to high-level policy positions so that their input and voices are heard.
Despite ongoing efforts, achieving gender equality struggles because it is ignored or compartmentalised rather than interwoven throughout.
Girls just wanna have a classroom conducive to learning.
Classrooms are highly complex environments. Maintaining a positive classroom environment, especially in classrooms that include potentially disruptive children with emotional or social problems, is very…
The study raises a number of questions about what influences puberty onset.
Boys are entering puberty earlier than previously thought, according to research from the United States recently published in the journal Pediatrics. The largest study of its type, enrolling 4,131 healthy…