Parenting & Childcare

Do babies recognize gender roles?

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A 1990 study found that babies chose mums to do cleaning and childcare, not dads.

Will 2018 babies react differently to gender roles?
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Does it matter..???
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I don't think so
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I don't think so
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I think nowadays educators are being taught to keep things gender neutral in the classroom (in my child development classes we are being taught this). In 1990 this was most certainly not the case. So if educators successfully disregard gender norms and keep things gender neutral, then yes, 2018 babies will have a different view on gender roles and norms. However, I don’t think teachers will be successful in doing this due to their prejudices about gender roles from when they were raised as well as the pressure to push societal gender norms. I do think gender roles overall will be different for 2018 babies, but nothing totally radical. (Also, it very much depends on what values/norms parents expose their children to. Everyone is different)
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Roles reversed in my house. I work 25 hrs a week and do all the cleaning, cooking and look after our 4 kids and my wife works full time hours. We work well as a team. It shouldn't really matter about the gender, as long as everyone is happy that's the main thing.
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My husband was at home with the kids and I was in paid employment. My daughter came home from a party and said,”I needed help with my tights and couldn’t find Charlotte’s Daddy so I asked Charlotte’s Mummy”. She was four years old.
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Model non-stereotypical behavior and your kids will understand. I grew up in the 60s raised by conservative, traditional value parents who...did not follow stereotypical roles. They both did laundry, cooked, clean, outdoor work, whatever was needed to get work done either separately or together. Dad showed his daughters how to fix cars and do house repairs and Mom taught my brother to cook and clean and vice versa. No one told them to do this, they were just great partners in marriage and parenting. Love them for this life lesson.
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Seriously? Who cares...? A toy is a toy.
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Stop asking children about genders . And stop sexuality everything. It’s ludicrous.
Let children grow up in their imagination!
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Who cares, if people want to live like they did years ago that’s fine too, I’d be happy to stay at home and not work. Each to their own.
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