Being deliberate in the toys and games you choose for your kids to play with at an early age will have long-term payoff.
“You named your son Jayne? Why would you do that to him?"
Next time you're out in public and your kids point out a person who doesn't conform to gender stereotypes, don't feel embarrassed—try this instead.
Despite our best efforts, preschoolers may fixate on gender norms and categories, and tend to divide their world into "boy stuff" versus "girl stuff."
Intellectually I don’t want it to matter what gender my kids are, but I struggle with gender disappointment.