Are Baby Boys Tougher than Baby Girls?

“Be tough little man,” I hear as I draw up the two-month-olds immunizations. Do we (as a culture) expect boy babies to handle stress more easily than their two-month-old twin sister? Some moms and many dads might find themselves saying, “Yes we do!” This new study gives us reason to pause,. A meta-analysis of 69 studies involving almost 6,000 children indicates that boys who are more insecurely attached to their mothers in the early years have more behavior problems later in childhood.

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