Last week I read a great blog post entitled Boy or Girl? on Mom-101 about the questionable practice of assigning gender to McDonald’s Happy Meals. The uncomfortable conversation this author was forced to have with her daughters, explaining that the cool, fun toy was not just for boys, was reminiscent of an exchange I had with my own kids this summer. As a parent, there are often things my kids hear or see that make me cringe, and more often than not, these things have something to do with gender. I was inspired by this McDonald’s gaffe to create a list of my top cringe-inducing offenses: Continue reading
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- Tales of a Superhero Princess
- A Line in the Sand(wich)
- Be My Enemy
- Best Friends Forever?
- Top Ten Things That Make Me Cringe
- And That’s What It’s All About
- You Should Be So Clever
- Who’s My Boss?
- Getting Schooled By My Preschooler
- Messes and Messages
- 10 Reasons Girls & Boys Should Play Together
- Lego Friends Misses the Mark on Friendships
Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps
by Lise Eliot, Ph.D.
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