Consciously Parenting Podcast Pt. 3

Confronting Gender Stereotypes

Confronting Gender Stereotypes

Rebecca Thompson Hitt and I discuss the importance of breaking down gender stereotypes on this episode of the Consciously Parenting podcast.

The #MeToo movement has underscored the importance of teaching kids to be free to be themselves; teaching girls to be in control of their bodies, and teaching boys to respect girls, both their words and bodies. By teaching their young children to be themselves, parents, teachers, and caretakers are paving the way for girls to grow into confident women, and for gender neutral and LGBTQIA kids to feel loved and accepted by the adults and kids in their lives.

Podcast Episode #33 – Confronting Gender Stereotypes

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One more thing…

Through color-coding in stores, kids “learn” which toys are “supposed” to be for girls or boy. Pink and yellow toys are considered “girly” and anything blue or dark green is obviously for boys, right? What about the toys themselves? Can boys play with dolls and girls play with trucks?

Of course, they can! And that’s the open-minded thinking that is captured in my children’s picture book, Jamie is Jamie.

I wrote Jamie is Jamie for my daughter who’d been told that only boys can play a superhero. My daughter and every other child deserve a book that gives them permission to be free to play and explore their own way-not the way everyone “thinks they should.”

I created my book to challenge gender stereotypes and encourages children to make play choices based on their interests. And because playing is fundamental to learning, I’ve created a special section in Jamie is Jamie for teachers, parents, and caregivers where they can find tips on how to make kids’ playtime learning time.

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