Discussing gender roles and different types of families

Watch Video: Discussing gender roles and different types of families by Traci Cummings, ...
Discussing gender roles and different types of families | Kids in the House
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Discussing gender roles and different types of families

Comment
823
Like
823
Transcription: 
I talk to my kids a lot about gender and sexual orientation. I am lucky enough to live in a very diverse city where from the very start they have seen all different kinds of families. And they understand that families come in all different packages. Now that they are a little bit older, I am starting to get more quesitons about why people love the people that they do, why there are differences in families. And we talk a lot about how who you love is who you love and you can love whoever you want and love is love. And they understand that. It´s frustrating for me because I am trying to not reinforce these stereotypical gender norms but I take my kids into a store and everything is separated by boy and girl. I don´t understand why my seven year old can´t play with cars, why my five year old can´t play with dolls so I really try to not enforce any sort of typical gender role. And we talk in depth mostly about how pink is a color and doesn´t have a gender.

Watch Video: Discussing gender roles and different types of families by Traci Cummings, ...

Transcript

Expert Bio

More from Expert

Traci Cummings

Unconventional Mom

Traci Cummings is a divorced, self-described unconventional mom of two children, ages seven and five.  When she isn't preparing meals, cleaning up or playing card games with her children, she is busy trying to spread the word about babywearing.  Traci – who is a strong advocate of breastfeeding, the family bed and instinctual parenting – believes her children are the teachers providing daily lessons to further her practice as a parent.

More Parenting Videos from Traci Cummings >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter