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.