5 myths about gender neutral education
Most young parents, when they learn about the field of their future child, are subject to gender expectations existing in society. This affects the methods of education and style of behavior of their children: girls mdash; weak, play with dolls and walk around in pink with ruffles, boys mdash; Do not cry, like football, cars and dress up in blue.
Gender stereotypes are present in our life everywhere. The foundation for gender inequality is laid down from a young age and is especially strengthened in school. In addition, American scientists have found out that girls are beginning to doubt themselves since the age of 6 precisely because of such gender stereotypes.
As modern parents avoid stereotypes associated with the sex of their child, with the help of gender-neutral education and the most common myths about this approach, says Paige Lucas-Stannard mdash; teacher and founder of ParentingGently.com, which is oriented to progressive parents and helps them to introduce respectable, valuable (and cheerful) gender-neutral upbringing at home: the education of children with the freedom to be themselves.
Gender-neutral education is suitable only for children transgender
Myth: It is understood that only after the child showed a deviation from the sex, you need to introduce neutral upbringing. To transgender neutral education helps to overcome fear and pain from its dissimilarity in others, but it does not need cisgenders.
Reality: Firstly, when a child is born, no one can determine whether he / she / they are transgenders, androgues or gender attorneys. About 2 5% of all people are transgenders, so children with implicit sex signs will not become transgenders in the future.
It is true that gender-neutral education is safer and more correct for children with an undetermined sex. But it is no less suitable for cis-genders.
A child who is not restricted to strict rules in the sex spectrum will not show signs of hypermusculinity or hyperfeminism. Instead, he will have great opportunities for self-expression, allowing him to find his strengths and weaknesses.
The child will perfectly assemble the designer and become a first-class architect only if he has access to the designer and the freedom to explore it.