Posts Tagged ‘gender’

6 Tips for Raising Boys in Today’s World

All parents of boys want them to grow up to be good men. In today’s ever-changing world, it’s easy to think that goal is harder and harder to achieve. But it’s not any harder than it has ever been. Today’s world requires different skills than a decade ago. There are things parents can do while raising boys starting when they are chubby little toddlers snuggling with you on the couch up until they’re handsome high schoolers on the cusp of embarking on their own lives.

Here are 6 tips for raising a boy in today’s world that will help guide him in the right direction to becoming a responsible, respectful adult. 

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The Realities of Children Stretching Gender Roles

Children take their cues from the adults in their lives. They watch their parents and behave accordingly. These cues turn into what our children learn is “normal.”  

Early on, children learn that boys and girls are supposed to act in certain ways. They watch what their moms do and assign those roles to all moms. If their moms cook, then all moms and girls cook. They watch their dads and do the same thing. If dad fixes the car, then all dads and boys fix their cars. And that friends, is how gender roles are born! 

These roles aren’t as clearly defined as they once were. Moms aren’t the only ones doing the cooking and dads aren’t the only ones fixing cars these days. 

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Why We Need To Free Our Children From The Weight Of Gender Roles

When my son was about 6 months old, I found myself scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed one afternoon as he snoozed on my lap. I came across a post from MAM USA with a picture of one of their new pacifier designs – a white background with a simple solid blue heart in the center. The caption underneath read: “What do you think of our new design for boys?”

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Can you choose your baby’s gender?

Are you the mom of three boys and you are just dying to get that baby girl you’ve always dreamed of? Or, maybe you have always wanted your first born to be a boy. Well, according to modern science, some popular research and many people who swear by these methods, there are several things you can try to increase your chances of conceiving the gender you desire.

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Marriage After Baby: What No One Tells You

It’s no secret that life changes in many amazing and challenging ways when a little baby arrives on the scene. Parents have nine months to stock the nursery, wash the onesies, and read the parenting books before bringing home their bundle of joy. However, not much is said about how Junior’s arrival will impact perhaps the most important relationship in the family: the parents’ marriage.

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5 Early Gender Prediction Methods

When you’re pregnant and wanting to find out the gender of your unborn baby, twenty weeks feels like an eternity. That big ultrasound just can’t get here soon enough! Interestingly, you may not have to wait as long as your doctor says. Here are five methods that may be able to tell you the gender of your baby as early as six weeks into your pregnancy! However, you may not want to go painting the baby’s room blue or pink just yet.

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