Is there really much difference between girl & boy from birth? Know...

Is there really much difference between girl & boy from birth? Know more

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Having kids and expecting a baby also comes up with a lot of curiosity. “Is it a Boy, or a Girl?” is the most asked question for expecting parents. Though it is a boy or a girl parents accept it with open arms but still there is a whole lot change if it a boy and a girl. No, we are not gender stereotyping here but still there is a slight difference that parents experience when it is a “Boy” and “Girl”. So why are we saying this? You will definitely know why we say there are some gender differences among kids after reading this article.

Gender Differences are Innate

The gender differences and gender characteristics comes in your genes. Though we treat both boys and girls equally, the way they grow up will lead them to become a typical boy or a girl. To support this fact we can say you about a psychologist mother who tried this unique experiment on her kids.

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She initially did not stereotype with her kids. She did not push her son towards trucks and her girl with tutus. What she did was she offered the glittery finger paint to her son and trains to her daughter. Finally as days rolled on she observed that her son had turned his doll’s crib into a race car and her daughter was obsessed with shoes.

So ultimately this was the reality. Though there is less or no amount of stereotyping in the outer environment still a boy and a girl develop their typical characters on an average. Of course there are extremes but are very minimal.

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More on Gender Research

In yet another study, when 18-month-old boys and girls were shown pictures of a doll and a vehicle, the girls opted for the doll, while the majority of the boys chose the vehicle. And while 18 months is old enough to have been influenced by stereotyped gifts, research suggests that many of the differences we see are evident from birth.