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Should Parents parent their kids by Gender?

On my drive home from work the other day I turn on the radio and the topic was "who should discipline their daughter, the mother or the father?"

I automatically said both and to my surprise, the callers actually said the opposite. Most said that discipline should…

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Added by Mari Corona on July 5, 2017 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Ranking higher on the geek index

I would like to think that our family has a wide variety of interests. And while I give us a lot of credit for trying new things, I do recognize that a lot of our free time is spent on pursuits that fall on the geeky scale. I am OK with that as "geeky" is way cooler than it used to be.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 30, 2017 at 6:53am — No Comments

Gender in media does matter

My son is at a fun age where he can appreciate more movies than a few years ago. So, we have been watching Disney movies lately. He laughs at all the right places in Lilo & Stitch and dances next to me during A Little Mermaid. And I can't tell you how happy I was when he cited Moana as one of his favorites.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on June 29, 2017 at 6:59am — No Comments

Men at play

I do not understand the way my husband and son play together.



Yes, I have read the research around the importance of fathers and the way they play with their children. I understand that fathers encourage their children to take more risks and explore the world. I also understand how important it is for…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 5, 2017 at 7:46am — No Comments

Excited to Know Your Baby’s Gender? You Can Try These Methods

For an expectant mother anxious to see her new bundle of joy, finally holding the baby in her arms is a wonderful feeling. 

While some want the surprise behind not knowing the sex of their babies until after giving birth, about 50% - 70% of pregnant women prefer finding out the gender of their…

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Added by Ana Jasko on May 31, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

The thing about girls and math...

When I was in fifth grade, I missed a few days of school due to sickness and when I came back, I had some trouble getting up to speed on fractions. They were hard and awful and I cried at school one day because I thought that I would never understand them. And I am pretty sure that in that moment, I decided I wasn't good at math.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2017 at 6:53am — No Comments

Getting rid of the term "tomboy"

My Mother put me in a dress almost every single day. (And looking back over family photos, a large number of them were plaid...) My room was done in a very flowery Laura Ashley pattern (wait - weren't all Laura Ashley patterns flowery?) and my favorite color was pink. I had lots of My Little Ponies and baby dolls and Barbies. I was sometimes referred to as a girlie-girl.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 14, 2016 at 7:57am — No Comments

Mommy says yes to books

Earlier this week, I wrote about my struggle to incorporate math into the bedtime story routine. (Still working/not working on that one.) Part of that struggle comes from the fact that I have always enjoyed reading more than math. So, I am always on the lookout for a good book deal.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 30, 2016 at 6:42am — 1 Comment

It must be hard being a guy

I am super glad that I am a woman.



Like most people, I have thought about what life must be like to be the opposite gender (people do think about that, right?) and I have determined that being a guy must be hard. I can't imagine walking around with their equipment all day or having difficulty focusing on…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 23, 2016 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

The way we play

My brother recently texted me a photo of a wooden critter playset and asked if I had something similar to that when I was little. I affirmed for him that I was the proud owner of many Sylvanian Families: Skunks, foxes, bears, squirrels - I had them all (thanks, Mom!). I adored these woodland, hard-working creatures and their…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 27, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments

The life you can afford

A few days ago, I posted a link to the amount of money women earn in their jobs compared with men. It was infuriating to see all of that divergence in one big chart.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 3, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments

Sometimes charts make me sad

I hate to bum you out on a Friday, but if you are a working woman, you have to see this. On this link from the Wall Street Journal is a chart showing how women earn less than men in 439 of the 446 major U.S. jobs.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 20, 2016 at 6:16am — 1 Comment

Teaching girls to be afraid

Like most parents, I have noticed that my son plays differently with me than he does with my husband. With me, he wants Mommy to do things with him or for him and he tends to choose activities that aren't risky. With my husband, he wants to try new things, explore the world a bit more and generally tumble around.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on February 29, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

GenderQueer Answers Revealed



GENDERQUEER ANSWERS REVEALED…

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Added by Mercedes Sherman on February 3, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments

What To Expect When You're Expecting Something Completely Different

When I found out I was having a boy, I cried. Not beautiful, happy tears, no. I cried ugly, horrendous tears of mourning. I cried because I was not having a girl. That's right: my baby hadn't even left my uterus, and I was already the worst mother in the world.

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Added by McKenzie Austin on November 27, 2015 at 9:28pm — 2 Comments

The fatherhood bonus/the motherhood penalty

Congratulations, you're having a baby!



You are now seen as a more stable employee - after all, you now have a family to provide for. You'll be earning more money and you have just gotten an edge on any promotions.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on November 13, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

Your on-screen purchases

You are in the store. You've been roaming the aisles for several minutes until you finally find the item that you've been looking for. So, what do you do next? Why, you take out your phone, of course. But the reason why you take out your phone depends on your gender.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 22, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

All tech is not created equal

When I asked my son what he wanted to save up his allowance for, he told me he wanted to buy a tablet. When I asked him why, he listed all the games he could play on it that he couldn't play on his LeapPad.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 30, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

Why I'm "mean" to Girl Scouts

I was getting some exercise with coworkers a few weeks ago when I saw a Girl Scout. She was about eight years old and with her daddy and absolutely adorable. She was also selling cookies.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 18, 2015 at 7:50am — No Comments

Helping boys remember

A few weeks ago, I thought my memory could use some work. But after talking with some friends about my memory gaps, I've determined that I have a pretty good memory. I can remember little details around my childhood; lectures that I attended in college and loads of details about my time with my wonderful husband.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 5, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments

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