3. Positive Role Model

Aim to be as positive a role model yourself when around your kids, especially every day in the home. If they see their mother acting in a certain way, then they will look to emulate that behaviour.

For example, when you need some help in the kitchen, invite both your son and your daughter to get involved, and equally, when dad needs help in the garage. Even better is if you can show exemplary behaviour in sharing what are commonly supposed as gender-specific roles between mom and dad. Let them see you doing DIY and Dad stitching a button on his shirt. This will instil in them the belief that the kitchen is a place for both men and women, not just the matriarch of the family and will extend to all areas.

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