As people, we tend to assume that females and males are different — are indeed opposite sexes. We see someone’s sex as an important predictor of their abilities and interests and assume that if we know someone is a girl or a boy, we know a lot about them. The saying goes as Girls does better in studies as they are studious and not playful like boys. And boys are good with Math as they use their brains and girls are just good at mugging up. But these assumptions are wrong! Knowing someone’s sex we may tell us a lot about them biologically but it tells us very little about them in other ways. Knowing someone is a woman does not tell us if her athletic ability is closer to P T Usha's or a couch potato's. Knowing someone is a man tells us nothing about whether his math skills reflect those of an Einstein or a math phobic. Sex is not a good predictor of academic skills, interests or even emotional characteristics. One of my husband's friend had a second girl, so people around them started talking that they must have made some sin and so only god gave them two girls. Many friends/relatives tells me that I am very lucky to have two boys and no girls. But I tried to explain to people that having a boy or girl is no difference in this world. As a parent we give equal importance to boy and a girl. Whether it be a education, activities, love - affection, food anything. But they were arguing with me that having girls is so much problem during their teenage etc etc…. But still we face problem even with boys too… why don't people understand this. Whether a boy or girl, during their adoselent age they might do mistakes and both (either boy or girl) has face the repercussions. Boy's might get into bad influences, friends, drugs etc and might not do good with studies. Girl's is a different story like marriage, in-laws problems etc. But we see different problems from both the kids. As parents, we need to guide them (boy or girl) at every stage until they become matured and we get the confidence in them. Either boy or a girl making them a GOOD CITIZEN and a RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN is important to parents. Thanks.