Role Call: Is Your Parenting Style Influenced by Cultural Norms?
posted on November 17, 2017
Mavis Hetherington and Ross Park in their book Child Psychology: A Contemporary Viewpoint, stated that gender role behavior is practiced in the most cultures.
Some of these behaviors are inherited and some are learned.
According to a study in 2009, children learn gender roles by observing their parents. Mostly men are responsible for financial tasks while females maintain the stability and harmony in the house.
Boys are treated roughly as they are considered stronger and dads are twice likely to be involved in gender-specific activities as compared to mothers. Fathers would be more interested in playing soccer with the son rather than cooking with her daughter.
This article shares how the following (3) topics may influence gender role expectations:
- Shaping ideas about gender
- Household duties
- Quality time
Click here to learn more.
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