10 Gender Based Stereotypes Imposed on Kids ...

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There are many gender based stereotypes that come into play in our society today. Some of them start at birth, but all of them are thrust upon our kids from a very young age. Not all of them are blatantly bad, but they all greatly influence the roles our kids feel they need to play as they get older. These 10 gender based stereotypes are just the tip of the iceberg, there are many more. Now Iโ€™m not saying that every parent, teacher or guardian does these things, Iโ€™m just saying they are far more common today than they should be and perhaps we should pay a little more attention to how we influence our kids.

1. Women Stay Home While Men Work

Women Stay Home While Men Work

Despite the fact that women have been growing stronger and stronger in the workforce for many, many years, it is still quite common for young kids to play house in such a way that the girl cooks, cleans and takes care of the baby and the boy goes to work or uses toy tools to fix things around the home. This may be ingraining in our childrenโ€™s minds that the men earn the income and the women are responsible for all of the housework. There is nothing wrong with introducing tools to our girls or cooking to our boys. This is one of the gender based stereotypes I think we need to nip in the bud.

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