Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue by Christia Spears Brown audiobook

Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes

By Christia Spears Brown PhD
Read by Stina Nielsen

Tantor Audio 9781607745020
8.27 Hours 1
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A guide that helps parents focus on their children's unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to more effectively bring out the best in their individual children, for parents of infants to middle schoolers. 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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A guide that helps parents focus on their children's unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to more effectively bring out the best in their individual children, for parents of infants to middle schoolers.

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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the charm and authentic positivity in Stina Nielsen's performance neutralize this audiobook's polemical aspects, making it a delight to hear. AudioFile

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Author Bio: Christia Spears Brown PhD

Author Bio: Christia Spears Brown PhD

Christia Spears Brown, PhD, is a professor of developmental psychology and the director of the Center for Equality and Social Justice at the University of Kentucky. She has written award-winning scientific research articles, chapters, and academic books and won numerous teaching awards. She was the 2019 scholar-in-residence for the Society for Research in Child Development. She is a regular speaker and consultant for parent groups, schools and teachers, toy and media companies, and businesses about reducing the impact of stereotypes. She is regularly featured in international media outlets and has served as an expert witness for the American Civil Liberties Union on cases of gender discrimination in schools.  

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 8.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English