Learning Differences 2 – We’re familiar with the learning differences between boys and girls. The classroom setting is known to be far more friendly to the way girls learn compared to their male counterparts. But is this really an excuse for boys to perform poorly? After all, for the most part, the American public school system has always operated in a classroom setting. How did boys become valedictorians in the past? I want to propose that it was due largely to discipline. Discipline is sorely missing in the parent/child and teacher/student relationship today. We have this notion that adolescence is a time for unbridled entertainment as opposed to a period of preparation for adulthood. So consider wiser limits on our kids’ digital amusement, while requiring higher standards of constructive activities found in books.