If every carer, parent, and teacher read this book and truly applied its principles in educating children, we can end gender discrimination within a generation.
Raising your child free from gender stereotypes seems to be almost impossible, even in 2022! But for those of us who would like give our kids permission to play outside the limits of pink and blue, this ambitious book offers valuable insight. Virginia has combined personal experience and practical advice with academic research and expert interviews to explore the topic from a fresh perspective.
At last! A thoughtful, thought-provoking and hugely practical guide for those wishing to fight against gender bombardment, to challenge gender stereotypes, to arm the world [especially the next generation] against the stifling power of age-old beliefs about sex and gender. Not just invaluable how-to and what-next guides, but inspiring discussions about why it matters - for girls, for boys, for trans kids. A wonderful balance between accessible summaries of current research and genuinely useful tips on what to do about it all.
If you've ever questioned gender reveal parties or the 'pink or blue' divide, Childhood Unlimited is the book you'll want to share with all of your children's friends, grandparents, teachers, and caregivers. Virginia shares critical concepts about the impact of gender stereotypes upon our children's future aspirations and goals (a serious topic, certainly) in a conversational and friendly tone. If you care about gender equality for the next generation, pull up a chair as Virginia takes you on a journey filled with practical tips plus a few laughs.
Childhood Unlimited is an essential read for anyone involved in bringing up children. Virginia Mendez takes us systematically through the ubiquity of gender stereotyping across every aspect of children's lives, illustrating how it shapes different paths in life, according to gender. In each chapter, Virginia draws on her own experiences as a parent, modelling self-reflection before bringing in evidence and expert voices. Virginia exhorts us to join her in changing the world and - crucially - highlights small practical steps everyone can take to get started on this mission.