Mollycoddled men 'more successful'

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Baby boys should be treated gently, says Dr Sebastian Kraemer. Men treated with kid gloves as young babies are more likely to succeed in work and relationships, according to a UK psychiatrist. Baby boys who are taught to be tough are less confident and more aggressive, says Dr Sebastian Kraemer from London's Whittington Hospital. He told doctors at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' annual conference in Harrogate boys were naturally fragile. Parents should treat boys as gently as girls to compensate for this, he said. [...]

source: Article < Mollycoddled men 'more successful' >; news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3871545.stm; BBC News; 6 July 2004