In many ways, we have been taught to raise our boys and girls differently. Some cultures and religions dictate that men must grow up to be strong, both physically and emotionally. As such, there has been a tendency to treat males more harshly than females, even when they are just infants.
In the past, some people have believed that doting on baby boys too much could prevent them from eventually becoming the men we want them to be. As such, parents can often be less responsive and caring towards their sons than they would be towards their daughters. But is this really a beneficial approach?