MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
I am a mother of two boys and a girl. I often say that I didn’t believe in gender differences until I had kids. Here’s my favorite example: every time I had a birthday party for one of my sons, I would spend a lot of time trying to corral the little boys so we could play a game like Pin the Tail on the Donkey or take turns swinging at the piñata. The first birthday party for my daughter, Elissa, looked slightly different. After greeting the little girls one at a time at our front door and ushering them into the house, I went into the living room only to find that the girls had spontaneously arranged themselves into a circle and were sitting there quietly awaiting directions, some with their hands folded in their laps.