Challenging Gender Stereotypes in the Early Childhood Classroom - The EdvocateSpread the loveAlthough research shows that while most parents agree that children should be treated the same regardless of gender in early childhood, they still treat male and female children differently in ways that support gender stereotypes. For example, when told a child was a boy, parents would handle a baby or toddler more roughly than when told the child was a girl. Studies have also shown that mothers are more comfortable with the idea of their children behaving in ways that go against typical gender roles (such as young boys crying when they are sad) than fathers. And both […]
Kindergartener Can’t Believe Friend Has Never Seen ‘Cars 3’ BeforeBROOKLYN—Expressing disbelief about his peer’s paucity of cinematic knowledge, area toddler Aiden McInnes was reportedly surprised Monday to discover that his friend Liam Kellerman had never seen the Pixar film Cars 3. “Wow you’re really missing out on one of the all-time classic films when it comes to cars driving really, really fast,” said McInnes, explaining that while you could definitely tell the film was made in 2017, it still held up remarkably well and several of the race scenes were worth watching 80 or 90 times in a row. “Do yourself a favor tonight and get Mommy and Daddy to play it for you. I’m telling you, this isn’t one of those movies that you know is important but is kind of a slog to sit through like The Secret Life Of Pets—this one is just gorgeous from start to finish. It epitomizes the entire genre, and Mater is so silly!” At press time, a disgusted McInnes was reevaluating his friendship with Kellerman after he argued Cars 3 couldn”t be as good as The Angry Birds Movie.1
How to Wrangle a Toddler and a Newborn at the Same TimeWith the exception of one (very) long weekend as a foster parent, I’ve never parented a toddler and a newborn at the same time. But that very long weekend did give me a (relatively) brief glimpse into how utterly crazy and exhausting it would be. We put so much emphasis, as a society, on preparing for the first baby. But that second baby? That’s when shit gets real.
Trio of Pregnant Moms (Due 10 Days Apart!) Start Non-Profit to Support Restaurants and Feed Frontline Workers"All three women have husbands that think they are crazy for starting a nonprofit in the midst of a pandemic, while working full time, caring for a toddler, and pregnant," joked the founders, Kathryn Gombos, Kate Griendling, and Brooke Baker Kronschnabel