Tell tales at bedtime
Reading to or with your children can deepen your bond with them. “If you have sons, choose stories that are full of adventure, animals, heroes or famous people,” suggests Alan, whose academy specialises in gender-based learning. Boys, he says, have a more active imagination and enjoy more dramatic tales.
Girls, on the other hand, “prefer fairy tales or stories that are more personal and have more heart”, he notes. So tap into your daughters’ emotional side to connect with them.