Parent and professor of psychology Tanu Shree Singh helps you figure out how to have the tough conversations with your kids
As notions of gender roles evolve, how can parents play their part in helping their children avoid gender stereotypes? What are the knee-jerk patriarchal norms that we should watch out for in ourselves? Each time a child deviates from what is considered a “normal” gendered behaviour, he or she is corrected and sometimes, even scolded. How can we change this reaction and help our children respond to bullying? In a time when boys are being asked to be not too aggressive and not too soft, what does masculinity mean? Anuradha Verma, who heads Express Parenting, talks to parent and psychologist Tanu Shree Singh about easy tips on how to start discussing gender roles with their children.
Read a list of children’s books that break stereotypes here.
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