I was very glad to hear that Target is no longer going to segregate their toys into boys’ toys and girls’ toys. We shop at Target all of the time, and I have kids who buy many of their toys in the boy section. Grace loves all things superheroes and Maya loves Legos. It will… More Target’s changes are getting a lot of attention
I talked about gender stereotypes on WGN Morning Show yesterday. Skyping in is always awkward. Here’s the link: WGN Morning Show
I am excited to be on The Joy Cardin Show (Wisconsin Public Radio) on Tuesday, June 2. I will be on from 7:00- 8:00 am EST. I am thrilled to get to talk for an hour about gender stereotypes. I feel like it can actually be a conversation, instead of just a 3 minute book plug.… More Another interview (this time it gets to be for more than 3 minutes)
This year started out as a challenge for all my “gender talk.” Usually, I only recommend things to parents if (a) research backs it up, and (b) it seems feasible to do as a parent (and because I have tried it). Earlier this year, I was interviewed by Sharlene Johnson at Parents Magazine about how to promote… More Birthday Challenge (How to Include Boys and Girls)
My new book, is Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes, is now available pretty much everywhere (even the Kindle version). I have been pleased with the reviews it has gotten so far. If you read it, I would love to hear your thoughts. On Thursday, April 24, I will… More Book is now available
As someone who studies gender stereotypes in children, and as someone who has an intense dislike for the princess movement, it has been a little frustrating that my youngest daughter always talks about wanting to be a princess. Her exposure is pretty limited, at least compared to other American preschool girls. I don’t allow Disney… More Getting to the Bottom of the Princess Obsession
Here is a clip of an interview I did for The United Way of the Bluegrass. They are a great model for businesses. First, they asked what research shows about gay youth. Second, they used scientific findings to help set their policy. Third, they developed a comprehensive non-discrimination policy (even when it wasn’t completely popular)… More How discrimination hurts gay youth
This was pretty cool moment for us. Our research on sexual harassment in schools was mentioned on CBS Evening News by Katie Couric. I just found the clip, even though it is a couple of years old.