Girls more likely than boys to struggle with social, behavioral, academic needs

 The more failing grades students have during eighth grade, the more likely they are to experience social-emotional learning problems, academic difficulties and behavioral problems during their freshman year in high school, a new study found.

And despite the gender stereotype that boys are more likely to be the problem children in school, the researchers found that girls constitute the majority of youths who struggled the most academically, socially, and behaviorally.

Reposted with permission from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign