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How To Raise A Nicer Child

The discussion about gender equality and sexism took an important turn and it is having its biggest moment since the 90’s. Some psychologists believe that this education should start at home, while the children are

The discussion about gender equality and sexism took an important turn and it is having its biggest moment since the 90’s. Some psychologists believe that this education should start at home, while the children are taking their first social steps and learning how to deal with siblings and their first friends.

A few simple situations of everyday life, end up carrying a burden of prejudice and ignorance that often are not noticed. At this time, the parents’ behavior is fundamental to change the scenery. It’s important to educate while their are young, so that they do not imitate attitudes and learn bad habits.

 

Teach them to respect personal space

 

It is important to talk to your children about the other kids’ bodies and personal space. It’s normal to see friends playing and wrestling, but it’s important to understand the limits. Respect the other’s voice and stop whenever they are asked to is the first step to understand they are not in control of the other kids’ will.

 

Let your kid discover what they like

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are known for letting their daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt grow free of gender strings
Dolls for girls, cars for boys. Have you ever stopped to think how this division can be carried into adulthood? Women at home, men at work. That is definitely not the future anymore and the kids should learn that at a very early age. Kids should feel free and understand that they can occupy the spaces that they fit. Freedom in childhood is important so that the boys don’t believe it’s wrong to take care of a doll or doubt girls can be engineers, for example.

3452067207_4f124a003e_bBoys do cry

 

The Cure was wrong. The british band was right about many things, but the fact that boys can’t show their emotions is something that needs to stay in the pas. It’s important to encourage the boys to talk about their feelings, express their fears and even anger in a healthy way. “Being tough” only reinforces the stereotype that frustration can be alleviated with aggression – and in the future, this thought can be explosive.

 

Everybody to the kitchen

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Doesn’t matter if you have a boy or a girl, the domestic chores need to be divided in an equal way. This creates a sense of responsibility, gender equality and respect between brothers and sisters in the household. After all, one should not serve another, but rather live a mutual collaboration.

Juliana Torres is based in LA, an awesome person that likes to read, be read and get notice for her talented, crafted writing. All for women, by women.

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