Why it’s ok that your daughter wears pink, and your son plays with cars

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 15 May 2018

15 mins

When it comes to children, gender politics can be really confusing. What does it really mean to have a “gender neutral” child? Is it ok that my daughter loves pink, and my son plays with cars?

Anthony Semann is an educator, researcher and early childhood advocate at Semann and Slattery . He breaks down what gender politics is all about, and why it’s important to know what’s going on.

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