These skills are prerequisites for most academically oriented kindergarten classes in America—as well as basic prerequisites for success in life.
As it turns out, kindergarten-age girls have far better self-regulation than boys.
Development trends in dating for boys and girls
Getting good grades today is far more about keeping up with and producing quality homework—not to mention handing it in on time.
Gwen Kenney-Benson, a psychology professor at Allegheny College, a liberal arts institution in Pennsylvania, says that girls succeed over boys in school because they tend to be more mastery-oriented in their schoolwork habits.
These days, the whole school experience seems to play right into most girls’ strengths—and most boys’ weaknesses.
Gone are the days when you could blow off a series of homework assignments throughout the semester but pull through with a respectable grade by cramming for and acing that all-important mid-term exam.
On the whole, boys approach schoolwork differently. Studying for and taking tests taps into their competitive instincts.