10 Gender Stereotype Messages Parents Are Sending Kids

Post date:



You child might love princesses or PAW Patrol with the power of a thousand suns, but it pales in comparison to the love and admiration they have for you. While it may not seem like your toddler cares much about your opinions as they defiantly toss Cheerios on the floor, the truth is, you’re their guiding star—especially when it comes to how they view gender roles and identities.

Avoiding learned gender stereotypes can be tricky. Even adults can have trouble spotting seemingly innocent behaviors that actually undermine gender equality. But now is the time to be thoughtful about how you portray gender to your young kids. “Between the ages of 3 and 6, your kids are really attuned to gender differences,” says Christia Spears Brown, PhD, director of the Center for Equality and Social Justice at University of Kentucky and author of Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your…

Continue Reading Source


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




Is Online Breastfeeding a New Thing? How the Pandemic is Changing Everything and Nothing

If the 2000s were the decade of the “brelfie”—carefully curated breastfeeding selfies posted on social media—2020 could be dubbed the year of “laczoom,”...

Mom Denied Work Flexibility Asks for a Leave of Absence—And Is Fired. Now She’s Suing

Nearly a year into the pandemic, employers ought to recognize the toll this crisis is taking on working parents. One mom, however, didn’t...

The Biden-Harris Administration Must Treat Fertility Treatment as a Matter of Reproductive Choice

President Biden and Vice President Harris have a rare opportunity to unite the newly Democratic House and Senate to expand health care...