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The Practice Of Gender-Conscious Parenting

Nov 13, 2013

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Imagine your young son tells you he wants to play with Barbies. Or that he prefers a purple backpack to a blue one. Perhaps your little girl tells you she doesn’t want a doll for Christmas, but would prefer a monster truck. Would you be uncomfortable?

When raising a child, what gender choices do you make for your child, and what do you let them decide for themselves?  What defines a boy as a boy, or a girl as a girl?

On Wednesday's Central Standard we explore the role of gender in raising our children. What does it mean to raise kids in a “gender neutral” way? And how much autonomy should we give our children to make their own choices?