Everyday Q&A

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The challenges we families face

Some of us wonder (and worry) about the things we say and do as parents and how it might affect our children. Then there are the things our kids say, and other people say, that we know are 'problematic'… we just don’t know how to respond.

The questions and answers below aren’t a recipe or script to follow, or even perfect solutions – they're just suggestions on how to approach gender stereotypes that pop up in everyday family life.

This list will grow over time. Email us if you have a question or dilemma we might be able to include. And remember, when and how you choose to challenge, retreat, counter quietly or watch and listen is up to you, and will be unique to your family and your situation.