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Childhood Unlimited: Parenting Beyond the Gender Bias

Virginia Mendez

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Gender studies, gender groups

Ground-breaking and game-changing, Smashing Stereotypes gives parents a series of actionable, practical, easy to implement strategies to fight gender stereotypes and help your child become a positive agent for change.

- In 2013, Disney released its most egalitarian film to date - but 59% of all the lines in Frozen are spoken by male characters.
- 57% of children's books published annually have central male characters; just 31% have central female characters.

Raising your child beyond the limitations placed on them by gender is, let's face it, an uphill battle. If you don't know where to start, or how to start, you will find inspiration, insight and plenty of practical strategies in Childhood Unlimited. From navigating the gendered constructs that dominate children's films, television and media generally, to choosing appropriate and stimulating toys beyond the binary divide, this accessible and relatable book will make the whole process much less daunting.

Based on interviews with, and research by, some of the best thought-leaders from the fields of psychology, neuroscience and education, the insights in this book will not only open the eyes of any parent or caregiver, they will inspire you to help your child to look at the world in a critical, creative and empowered way. Free from the restraints of the stereotypes that surround gender, your child has the opportunity to reach their true potential - and this is the book that you need to launch them on that journey.

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