By stereotypical, I mean a boy is taught to be dominant, emotionally, reserved, rugged, and aggressive. Girls, taught to be submissive, emotionally responsive, passive, and caring. Masculinity vs. Feminist. Toy trucks vs. dolls.
Do you agree with raising children like this, or giving the child the independence to determine their own self?
Most Helpful Girl
Oh goodness no. I'd have killed myself a long time ago if my parents insisted in raising me to be a stereotypical girl.
My dad taught me to shoot, be out spoken, fight, and not let anyone boss me around.
My mom taught me to stand my ground and not take crap from anyone.
I would fail miserably in traditional gender roles. If my daughter wants to play with trucks and wear jeans then more power to her. If my son want to take ballet, then...well, I'd think that was lame, but he can do what he wants.4