The lost boys: We mothers think they"re tougher than girls – but growing evidence suggests neglecting our sons emotions scars them for life

The lost boys: We mothers think they”re tougher than girls – but growing evidence suggests neglecting our sons emotions scars them for life

1:25 AM on 6th October 2011

Neglected: Boys

Neglected: Boys” emotions can be neglected by parents who just leave them to get on with things, rather than comforting them like girls

Naughty little boys: They might just be having trouble expressing their emotions

Naughty little boys: They might just be having trouble expressing their emotions

Eton headmaster Tony Little says:

Eton headmaster Tony Little says: “Treat your boys with the same tenderness and compassion you would your girls”

Eton headmaster, Tony Little (pictured) believes boys are more emotional than girls

Eton headmaster, Tony Little (pictured) believes boys are more emotional than girls

Who knew A study from the University of Kent found that, from the age of four, girls believe they are cleverer, better behaved and try harder than boys