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TOYS: BEYOND THE PINK AND BLUE

Once when Logan and I were at the mall, a couple of ladies in the elevator pointed out Logan’s doll and laughed that he had one.
A few weeks ago, we had a contractor working in our home. He saw our son, but asked if we had a daughter as well because we have a play kitchen.

These types of things seem to happen a lot, and I find it so weird that we’re supposed to see a distinction in toys for boys and girls. This can be destructive behavior for kids. Think of what each gender is deprived of because of a silly mindset. Children learn new skills through play and can develop intellectually from them. For example; dolls help teach early language skills, empathy and how to take care of another person.
But more importantly, Logan loves Izzy. So let kids be kids. Toys are gender neutral, despite their marketing. Let them explore and grow and decide for themselves!

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Sabrina Flores Keefe

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