Raising our future...

by Kimthompson1978 on October 27, 2016 - 6:51pm

For years our society has dictated gender roles.  Telling us what behaviors are acceptable for boys and girls.  Society tells us that girls should wear pink and boys should wear blue.  Boys should play football and girls should stand on the sidelines cheering them on.  Boys should play with trucks and cars while girls play with Barbie dolls.  Growing up girls are taught that the woman’s place is in the home, cooking and cleaning while it’s the man’s job to work.  Why is this?  This teaches our daughters that they aren’t as important as our sons.  We are raising our daughters to feel inferior to a man and to not value their own worth.  We need to encourage our daughters to go out and be whoever they want to be.  They can be as successful as any man, they do not have to stand on the sidelines cheering on the man, they have every right to jump right in and be just as successful at anything and everything they decide to conquer. 

We should teach our sons that they too can be anything they want!  We need to teach them to be kind and considerate, loving and kind. We need to teach them how to take care of themselves, cook for themselves, clean for themselves.   If we teach them to always be dependent on a woman to do all of his cooking and cleaning, teach them that it’s the woman’s job to do all of these things, we are doing them a severe unjustice! Nikkole Paulun said it wonderfully in a huffington post article (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/moms-viral-post-explains-why-son-isnt-too-manly-to-cook-and-clean_us_580510dae4b06e0475963dad?utm_hp_ref=gender-roles) “Remember parents, a man who believes he shouldn't have to cook or do chores was once a boy who was never taught any better. “

We need to teach our children self-reliance and self-confidence!  We need to teach our children to be proud of who they are!