The Importance Of Gender And Behavior

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First of all, according to the textbook, the external sex organs of soon-to-be girls and boys can be identical during the first several weeks of gestation. The testes in soon-to-be boys produce androgens in the middle three months of gestation. The androgens can affect the fetus’s brain development. Androgens, hormones, and chromosomes affect children’s gender. However, the parents who rear gender-free children keep the biological gender of their child a secret. Second, the book states that children’s gender and behavior are influenced by their parents who treat girls and boys differently. Generally, children are rewarded for behavior parents think is appropriate for their gender and admonished or punished for behavior that is not considered appropriate (Cherlin, 2013). In this way, children learn how to behave themselves. However, Witterick and Stocker avoid affecting their children’s behavior. For example, their children have the freedom to choose clothes and decide whether to cut their hair or let it grow. As …show more content…
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