Shannon Philpott

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching

Gender Neutral Activities for Kids

Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 7.19.39 AMPublished December 2012: Mom.Me

Gender Neutral Activities for Kids
Find a common ground: Fun ideas for boys and girls

Article Excerpt:

As a parent, you know that there are many differences between a boy and a girl in how they play. Your daughter may particularly like tea parties while your son wants to roughhouse with a football.

Gender-neutral activities offer benefits for both boys and girls. “They are suitable because they do not focus or push the child into a category that is pre-prescribed based on gender bias,” said Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn, an associate nursing professor at Sacramento State University who specializes in brain and gender studies.

Finding a common ground between your princess and your jock doesn’t have to be a challenge with the variety of gender-neutral activities.

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– Shannon Philpott

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December 13, 2012 - Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , ,

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