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Mom’s favoring boys -- to their detriment

By Richard Whitmire — October 06, 2010 1 min read
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This has probably been true forever. I found it everywhere in my book research travels. Both moms and dads hold their daughters to much higher school expectations, while telling themselves boys just take longer to mature ... let him express himself in sports. What has changed over time, however, is that in today’s hurry-up schooling the boys often don’t catch up. Instead, they arrive at their senior year of high school with poor academic preparation and limited higher education ambitions.

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