HOW BOYS AND GIRLS ACT DIFFERENTLY There is a problem with the widespread opinion that all children are the same and should be treated similarly, be they boys or girls. And one of the places where one would find this notion most promoted is in the school system, beginning right from the Kindergarten. Teachers say that their reason of treating all the children the same is done in the effort of promoting gender equity. While this may be a well meaning notion, the opinion is somewhat misplaced. To begin with, children are diverse in terms of background, ability and interests and this means that they have different learning issues. And to treat both boys and girls the same would mean that some of these children will be better placed in the learning process than others ( Skelton 425-438).