Christia Spears Brown, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Developmental Psychologist at the University of Kentucky. She earned her doctorate at The University of Texas at Austin and was previously a professor at UCLA. She is fascinated, and perplexed, by parents' obsession with looking for gender differences in their children. Her work on the impact of gender stereotypes on children and adolescents has been published widely in top scientific journals and featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, local radio shows, NPR, and CBS Evening News. Her book, in which she uses research, with common sense and a healthy dose of patience, to raise her own daughters, is currently available: Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue: Raising Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes (Ten Speed Press).