Girls, Boys and Skipping

Posted by on Oct 11, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Valentine22

Q. Why do girls seem to skip more than boys?

A. "Boys and girls are somewhat different even at birth, but I don't
think little girls are born to skip. Most likely, girls skip because
they see other girls doing it, and boys don't skip because they don't
see other boys doing it. By the age of 3, girls identify themselves as
"girls" and take their cues on how to behave from other girls they see
– in particular, those slightly older than themselves.

By
the age of 3, girls identify themselves as 'girls' and take their cues
on how to behave from other girls they see, in particular slightly
older girls

Judith Rich Harris, Child development psychologist, US [from New Scientist]

In other words, what you might otherwise read as something inherent to a group is established through iterative interactions with peers…and copying