06/30/2014 01:33 pm ET Updated Jun 30, 2014

Boyhood Is A Battlefield: The Dangerous Expectations Of Early Masculinity

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Even before our son Xander turned 5, my husband and I fretted about finding a good school for him. Our concerns extended beyond the fact that good schools are few and hard to get into in San Francisco, where we live. Our main concern was about whether we would be able to find a school that was a good fit for him, given that he is both particularly sensitive and exceptionally bright.

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