Parenting Beyond Pink Blue How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes A guide that helps parents focus on their children s unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to effectively bring out the best in their individual children for parents o

  • Title: Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes
  • Author: Christia Spears Brown
  • ISBN: 9781607745020
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • A guide that helps parents focus on their children s unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to effectively bring out the best in their individual children, for parents of infants to middle schoolers Reliance on Gendered Stereotypes Negatively Impacts Kids Studies on gender and child development show that, on average, parents talk less tA guide that helps parents focus on their children s unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to effectively bring out the best in their individual children, for parents of infants to middle schoolers Reliance on Gendered Stereotypes Negatively Impacts Kids Studies on gender and child development show that, on average, parents talk less to baby boys and are less likely to use numbers when speaking to little girls Without meaning to, we constantly color code children, segregating them by gender based on their presumed interests Our social dependence on these norms has far reaching effects, such as leading girls to dislike math or increasing aggression in boys In this practical guide, developmental psychologist and mother of two Christia Spears Brown uses science based research to show how over dependence on gender can limit kids, making it harder for them to develop into unique individuals With a humorous, fresh, and accessible perspective, Parenting Beyond Pink Blue addresses all the issues that contemporary parents should consider from gender segregated birthday parties and schools to sports, sexualization, and emotional intelligence This guide empowers parents to help kids break out of pink and blue boxes to become their authentic selves.

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    About “Christia Spears Brown

    1. Christia Spears Brown says:

      Christia Spears Brown, PhD, is an associate professor of developmental psychology at the University of Kentucky Her work on the impact of gender stereotypes on children and adolescents has been published widely in scientific journals and featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, local radio shows, NPR, and the CBS Evening News She blogs regularly for Psychology Today in her column Beyond Pink and Blue She also stays busy as the mother of two daughters.



    2 thoughts on “Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes

    1. A good, short, easy-to-read introduction to the prevalence of and problems with gender stereotyping in children's lives. This book covers some of the same material as books like Delusions of Gender, but in a more practical-minded, action-in-parenting way: readers who wouldn't enjoy geeking out over the neuroscience gossip might be well-served by Brown's briefer treatment.Parents who have read and/or thought a ton about resisting sexism likely already follow this book's practical tips (from provi [...]

    2. This is an excellent book for parents, or even anyone interested in gender and children. The author is a psychologist and mother of two young girls and so writes from both an academic and personal perspective. Only 200 pages, it's just enough information to grasp her argument, become familiar with the most current research and pick up some great tips about how to encourage your kids to be their own unique selves.

    3. REALLY interesting read, gave me loads to think about. Dr. Brown pulls from her developmental psychology background and her parenting experience. She makes a persuasive case that our society over-relies on gender-based labeling and assumptions, to the detriment of our kids' academic, emotional, and physical potential. The book includes lots of positive, practical advice. She recommends the simple change of using the word "kid" when talking about children unless there's a reason to specify the ge [...]

    4. Some thought-provoking stuff - I especially appreciated that Brown took time to explain what we can learn from looking at the compiled results of lots and lots of studies, not just a handful with exciting results that make the news. There are also some good practical tips on trying to reduce the number of stereotypes that you rely on, intentionally or not, and tips for how to interact with kids without putting the focus on gender. Not exactly a thrill-a-minute, but fairly succinct and short enou [...]

    5. Starting with one quibble - for a book about stereotyping, there's a lot of generalising about how parents act! However, that doesn't take away from the research in the book, or the easy to read way it is presented. There are definitely things I'm going to consider in my own parenting, and I was fascinated (and a little horrified) to read about Stereotype Threat and the implications. I'd recommend it to other parents and teachers as well as those interested in gender issues.

    6. I wish more parents were on board with this. The book has a lot of helpful advice and some interesting discussions of psychological studies with results that'll tick you off.

    7. Must-read for anyone who has a kid in their life - be it their offspring, grandchild, niece or nephew! A great book to understand and help combat the limiting power of gender stereotypes.

    8. The subtitle might more accurately read: Why It's Impossible to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes (But Here's How to Try Anyway). Not because I think this is a futile endeavor. But because the research shows that these stereotypes are embedded really deeply and that kids are affected by them from an extremely young age. And while men and women are measurably different as gender groups (after a childhood's worth of gendered socialization), these differences are pretty minuscule when you [...]

    9. I would recommend this book to everyone, not just parents. As we all need help in combatting gender stereotypes. I read this book already agreeing with the principal and wanted support in my beliefs and justifications for my actions, which it has provided. I found myself shouting 'yes' several times when things I have thought were backed up by evidence. Definitely preaching to the converted. In some aspects I didn't think she went far enough. She used the term tomboy without reference to the sex [...]

    10. This book gives some great pointers for how to raise well-rounded kids and to avoid allowing stereotypes from keeping kids from fulfilling their potential.I appreciate how well-referenced the book is and how well the author explained some important statistical principles. My one gripe with the book is that Christia Spears Brown went into a lot of detail for some research but less for other points, and sometimes I felt like I may need to look into the background of her references to feel fully ju [...]

    11. I highly recommend this book to all parents. It does a great job of explaining why gender stereotypes limit children, and keep kids from being their whole selves. The author is a great writer, I felt neither in over my head nor talked down to, which is a hard balance to strike in a science-heavy nonfiction book. She also does a great job of summarizing the main points at the end of each chapter.

    12. A great read for any parent interested in understanding how gender unnecessarily shapes our children and some practical guidance on how to balance that. Definitely changed my thinking and interactions with my kid and made me much more conscious of how (even subconsciously) we impact on how our kids see the world. We want the best for our kids, and this is a great place to start.

    13. Holy crap it is eye-opening. You will not see things the same afterward. And "stereotype threat"? C'mon that's just not fair. IF YOU ARE A PARENT, READ THIS.

    14. Really concise look at taking gender out of parenting, though it has some very interesting case studies I found that I knew a lot of what was already being said.

    15. Worthwhile read for anyone who has contact with children! Some thought-provoking tidbits I learned:*Did you know that parents of both genders count far less with their young daughters than with their young sons? So, if you have a two year old daughter, make sure you are counting those crackers and fingers and everything else you see with her!*Horrifingly, in a study conducted in 2007, a researcher asking girls why a woman had not been U.S. president, and ONE-THIRD of these girls thought it was i [...]

    16. "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" by Christia Spears Brown, PhD was an eye opening read. I had never fully noticed before how much emphasis we place on gender and labeling as a society. It's always "Atta boy" or "Good girl" or "What a big boy" or "Such a smart girl" or "OK boys and girls". Dr. Brown explains the reasons why we label and their early importance as survival skills and how labeling by gender has greatly influenced the gender divide. And she writes this all with a bit of humor and i [...]

    17. I cannot overstate how important this book is for parents and expecting parents to read. Dr. Brown walks parents through the very complex issue of gender stereotyping and covers the cognitive and social reasons for why gender stereotypes exist, why they are so difficult to break, and why they are so challenging to combat compared to other stereotypes. Dr. Brown is clearly very passionate about this subject and I do appreciate that she speaks not only as an informed advocate for gender equality, [...]

    18. I love the title and the cover for this book: I hope it encourages parents to grab and read the book, and think about the subliminal messages we send our kids. Then, I hope Beyond Pink & Blue helps them to keep the conversation open with their kids, so they are free to express their inner selves: even if it is pink and sparkly!Parenting is a hard job, and as a parent I know that raising kids to think the way that you do is something we both work toward and deny. We want our kids to think for [...]

    19. This book was very informative as the author used both scientific evidence as well as personal experience to illustrate her point: not that gender is a bad thing and should be erased completely, but that opportunities shouldn't be withheld from children based solely on their gender. She emphasizes the importance of allowing infants and children to have a wide variety of experience in order to allow them to engage their synapses before they lose them, forever putting them at a disadvantage when l [...]

    20. So I feel like I approach parenting books with a little bit of trepidation. This one is no exception. I was also a little nervous about this book because I like to think I am a feminist and that I am raising children who are aware of their actions and not forced into gender roles just because - my daughter and my son love the same things whether they be "boy" or "girl" toys or themes like Star Wars, Avengers, or princesses. So that being said, I didn't know if this book would be preachy, common [...]

    21. This is a smart book with good advice and interesting personal stories relating to the struggles of attempting to raise young children to not understand and limit themselves based upon societal stereotypes about gender. Spears Brown, an academic psychologist, has been involved in some incredibly important studies about how children segregate themselves, especially with subtle (or explicit) suggestions from adults. I do think sometimes she ignores other stereotypes or differences that children (a [...]

    22. A really interesting read for anyone parenting boys or girls (or who might one day or who has a niece, nephew, whatever). Written by a University of Kentucky psychology professor (who got her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin), this book is really aimed at parents and teachers, not fellow academics. It is very easy to read, with a nice mix of research, anecdotes, and personal experiences from parenting two daughters. Brown even does a nice job of breaking down what statistics of various s [...]

    23. Mmmmm meh. I am totally pro-gender-neutral-ish parenting and there was some good stuff to chew on here about how our own stereotypes and biases pass on to our kids unwittingly -- like they see our reactions to things and react to those in kind from pretty darn early on. I also think the idea of saying "you're a big kid" rather than a "big girl" or whatever is probably a good direction to move in -- that though gender exists and has a place in our identities it is but one of many many parts. All [...]

    24. As a preschool aide and graduate student studying Applied Developmental Psychology, I believe this book would resonate well with parents and early childhood educators. The author discusses both developmental research and practical applications for educating young children on the power of gender stereotypes and how reiterating these stereotypes through our language and actions have long term effects on a child’s social/emotional development. I do, however, feel as though this book is not withou [...]

    25. A lot of the arguments in this book weren't new to me, but I did appreciate reading about the research studies on gender stereotypes and the tools the author provided to help subvert those stereotypes. It can be really disheartening as a parent to try and combat gender-based stereotypes, because they are so pervasive and insidious, but books like this give me hope that people will become more thoughtful about how they approach the topic of gender with their children. What was particularly intere [...]

    26. Excellent book for new parents or old parents looking to encourage and learn how to maximize your children's life experiences to become well-rounded individuals by not limiting their experience by the toys they play with or the colors they wear. Encourages parents to break out of sexist ways of thinking such as girls are bad at math and boys are less social and like rough-housing more. Provides a lot of scientific research and data to support that these stereotypes aren't true at birth, but soci [...]

    27. ok i'm marking this read, even though i wasn't finished. i got about 3/4 thru the book, and kept losing steam over the last quarter of the way. it had some really interesting stats! but i kept feeling like the author was skirting around the issue of why girls and women are treated as lesser than boys and men. i get that it's not necessarily her focus in the book to talk about misogyny and our patriarchal society, but it was disappointing to not see it mentioned at all, so far in the book. i may [...]

    28. A really solid intro to parenting beyond gender. Not too preachy. The author really makes the science behind gender stereotypes and segregation accessible and interesting. Easy to read and informative.

    29. This is something I spend a decent amount of time thinking about, and I figured I was doing a good job with Emmeline, but this book opened my eyes to so many more ways that, directly and indirectly, I can influence her to be her best and to be wary of gender stereotypes. A good read.

    30. Suggests gender differences in children are mostly created by stereotypes and offers strategies to defend your family against those stereotypes. I recommend this for all parents, teachers, and those interested in social psychology.

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