Grateful Project Day 208: No Gender Stereotypes

Having both a son and a daughter, I am very much conscious of trying to raise them without regard for stereotypes. They shared the same books and toys – blocks, construction sets, trucks, stuffed toys, balls. They both took up karate and violin. The preschool they went to had blue uniforms on certain days and pink uniforms on others. We always tell them that they can be anything they want to be. And for rules, what goes for one goes for the other as well. I remember growing up, my brothers were given more leniency “because they were boys”. I am determined not to let that happen with my kids. It is not easy – for one thing, my daughter has been labelled as “boyish” simply because she prefers to play with Legos rather than dolls. But we keep at it:-)

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