Compare And Contrast Paper


The student will complete this assignment twice. Each time, the student will choose one topic that is discussed in both Bringing Up Girls and Bringing Up Boys (i.e. parental influence, physiological differences, society’s influence, emotional or cognitive development, etc.). The student will highlight the major differences and similarities between boys and girls in regards to the topic you chose. The student will also speak to the influence this topic will have on counseling parents and/or their children. The purpose of this assignment is to pinpoint the differences between boys and girls and explain why they are important considerations in counseling.


This assignment should be 2–3 pages in length and should utilize the texts for this course and at least 2 outside sources (scholarly, peer-reviewed sources dated within the last five years) to support the content of the assignment. Using direct quotes should be avoided in paper of this length. The assignment should include a Title page and References page, however an Abstract will NOT be necessary. All sources must be cited in current APA format.


Dobson, J. (2001). Bringing up boys: Practical advice and encouragement for those shaping the next generation of men. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House. ISBN: 9781414391335.

Dobson, J. (2010). Bringing up girls: Practical advice and encouragement for those shaping the next generation of women. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House. ISBN: 9781414391328.

Dobson, J. (2014). Your legacy: The greatest gift. New York: Faith Words. ISBN: 9781455573417.



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