Jennifer Lopez's twins taught her the differences between men and women.

The 'On the Floor' hitmaker has four-year-old Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony and she says observing how they tackle situations has shown her how the sexes handle scenarios in very different ways.

She told Britain's HELLO! magazine: ''I've learned so much about the differences between men and women by having boy and girl twins.

''I think women go under the illusion that men have the same feelings we do, or operate in the same way and we really don't.

''I think women tend to think through to the point where they almost over-think, whereas men just battle on ahead and deal with the consequences later.''

Jennifer - who is now dating dancer Casper Smart - says the differences were particularly apparent when her kids first learned to walk and were getting to grips with using stairs.

She explained: ''I saw this in the way my twins learnt to walk down stairs. My son just ran at them full tilt, fell, picked himself up, ran at them again - and after he'd fallen 12 times, he got it. My daughter literally took one toe, touched the first step, took it back, touched it down again. She never did fall down, but it took her two weeks longer to figure out how to do it.''