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Boys will be boys?

October 7, 2009

He is active, he likes to jump and climb, and he can’t stay focused on anything other than the computer, game system or his skate board and seems too distracted to listen. He gets into things and he takes things apart, he likes to pick at his sister. He dislikes his school work and can be disruptive in the classroom. He loves noise and finds sitting still to be the ultimate challenge. Is he attention deficit? Is he hyperactive? Or could it be that he is simply a normal boy?

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What do you think? Does gender influence behavior? Does gender excuse behavior?

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  1. She-Bear permalink
    October 14, 2009 11:28 pm

    Isn’t part of the reason that more boys than girls are classified as abnormal is because those doing the classification – teachers and administrators – are female, so their perception of normal behavior is a female definition?

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