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Gender Neutral Parenting: Raising kids with the freedom to be themselves by [Lucas-Stannard, Paige]
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Our culture has strict rules for acceptable behavior for men and women. But what about kids who fall outside the boundaries of prescribed roles? This book is a guide for parents in the practical application of Gender Neutral Parenting - a parenting style based on respect for a child's self-identity and providing latitude in exploring their own version of gender and gender expressions.

In Gender Neutral Parenting you'll learn the Five Skills Essential for GNP:
Skill #1: Become Aware of Genderization
Skill #2: Become Aware of Your Gender Bias
Skill #3: Create a Gender Diverse Environment
Skill #4: Start a Dialog About Gender
Skill #5: Dealing With Family and Friends and Dispelling Myths

With practical examples and real world scenarios, this book will give you the strong foundation needed to implement GNP in your home and with your children. You'll learn about gender stereotypes for boys and girls and how to counteract them as a parent. Stereotypes covered include;

Girl Genderization Stereotypes:
Stereotype: Girls Are More Social and Less Physical
Stereotype: Girls Are Princesses
Stereotype: Girls Are Boy Crazy, Sexual Temptresses
Stereotype: Girls Are Pure and Virginal

Boy Genderization Stereotypes:
Stereotype: Boys Are Physically Active But Behind Socially and Verbally
Stereotype: Boys Are Emotionally Stunted
Stereotype: Boys Are Slaves To Their Sex Drive
Stereotype: Boys Will Be Boys

You'll also learn how to deal with family and friends (and strangers) that don't understand your parenting approach. I'll answer questions like;

“Are you trying to make her androgynous?”
“Won’t that make him gay?”
“Why are you so anti-feminine/anti-masculine?”
“Do you think she’s trans*?”
“You’re raising a person not a social experiment.”
“She’s going to hate you and need therapy.” Or, “He’ll be bullied.”
“I can’t believe you let her play with Barbies! Don’t you even care about her future?”

This book is for any parent, grandparent, or childcare teacher that wants a guide to raising kids without the strict limitations of gender roles and who wants to engage kids in conversations that will make them savvy media consumers and critical problem solvers around issues or gender and equality.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1188 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615903525
  • Publisher: Verity Press; 1 edition (Oct. 9 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #327,029 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is an excellent book for gender neutral parents that need their faith assured, relatives that need help understanding, or anyone who thinks gender neutral means sticking your kid in a burlap sack and only letting them play with wooden blocks. I have recommended it to several people already.
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An excellent book that had incredible facts and useful tips for a gender diverse household.
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HASH(0xa44c545c) out of 5 stars Thought-provoking April 6 2014
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This book was very empowering for me as a parent. It provides some very useful ways of thinking about your child's emerging gender identity and strategies for supporting them in whatever choices them make. I now know what to say when people ask, "But what if your daughter becomes a girly girl?" or "Someday, she'll love pink and purple--it's inevitable." Most of all, the book emphasizes that it isn't a parent's job to encourage your child to follow or avoid stereotypical behaviors. It's our job to give them a range of choices and let them make their own decisions.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa422ff18) out of 5 stars Review from my 15 year old Oct. 31 2013
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This book is a must-have for anyone having to do with children. It explains exactly what gender neutral parenting is (it's about being okay with whatever gender your kid turns out being, not creating little genderless people) and what you can do in practice, as well as some examples. It's not just for gender non-conforming children, but also for cisgender kids. It's just really about letting them have the freedom to explore all that they are, and respecting their findings, whether that's cis, trans*, or something different entirely. It also gives you information about what gender really is, as opposed to biological sex (which isn't as simple as we imagine it to be either). There are some great resources at the end for more reading material. The book was a fast and easy read, and the author writes in a very clear and respectful way. After all, isn't that what all relations are about? Respect? So yeah. I highly recommend it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa49b2258) out of 5 stars A must-have for any teacher, parent, or caretaker!! Sept. 10 2014
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I am a full time caretaker and I was raised by a super feminist. I like to consider myself unbiased and I go out of my way not to treat the boys and girls I work with differently. However, this book was life-changing. I can't believe how powerful daily overt sexism can be and how sexist so many things we all do really are.

This book illuminates how we all contribute to sexism and offers well-informed, comprehensive suggestions on how to reevaluate your influence on the people around you, not just kids. It's a light, but incredibly powerful read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa435ec9c) out of 5 stars Great Info Oct. 14 2013
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This book is full of lots of great info. It explains the differences between sex and gender and explains what gender neutral parenting is and why it is important. If you've been a fan of GNP for a while, this book might not have much new info for you, but if you're new to the idea then this book is a great starting point. I've been a gender neutral parent for several years and learned a few new things from the book. I'd recommend this book to anyone looking to get a good idea of what gender neutral parenting is, how it works, and learn why it's important.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa42ba204) out of 5 stars More simplified I had hoped Oct. 11 2014
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I had higher expectations for this book when I picked it out than when I started reading. I was hoping it would go into more detail about gender-less pronouns, families who have kept their child's secret until s/he determines it based on experience and comfort. The book did not cover these topics and was short on stories all around. It's a very basic introduction that might be good to recommend to some people who are not very far along into their parenting, social justice, feminist or ally journey. I am not sure who this book would hit the sweet spot for but I can imagine it would be a good bridge for some who are curious and not turned off to the concept.