All of these books are by the same author, Leonard Sax. He is amazing and his books just grab you in!
These books are more than self-help books, more than parenting books. These books, each one in their own way, changed my perspective on male/female roles and how to teach my children! Phenomenal books that I am literally telling EVERYONE about (apparently there is now a long waiting list at the library, get your name on there now). :-)
Why Gender Matters: Great for undestanding gender differences but not like Men are from Mars or whatever that popular book was all about (you know, put two different species together from different planets and see what you get!?!). It's more about the fundamentals of gender, how the differences are not societal pressures but truly hardwired into us, and how we can foster these seemingly ancient traditional roles.
Boys Adrift: Are you wondering why there are so many young men still living at home with their parents at the age of 30!?!? Example: watch the movie Failure to Launch and you'll see what this guy's talking about (but I do recommend ClearPlay if you do watch it!). This book addresses the WHYs of this epidemic and how to solve the problem.
Girls on the Edge: Oh my goodness! I think every parent with girls needs to read this book. I rarely "force" my husband to read a book. This one will be the one! And the great thing about this book, too, is that I learned so much about MYSELF while reading it. Excellent!