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How gender stereotypes affect children
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Gender Stereotypes in Children's Television Cartoons

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Caroline Bazzano's comment, March 17, 2013 7:44 PM
Children begin watching televison at a very young age (18 months to 2 years). At this time, children have a very hard time differentiating fantasy and reality. This makes them very susceptible to the protrayals of gender types in television, particularly cartoons, which make up most of the shows that children watch. Children may use these portrayals as a model for their own gender/behaviors, in order to fit in to the norm of their culture.
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Stereotypes about children with traditional and nontraditional gender roles - Springer

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Caroline Bazzano's comment, March 17, 2013 7:01 PM
Adults seem to play a major role in gender development of children. They may learn their stereotype through absolute exposure to adults' stereotypes. Even further, stereotypes provide a basis against of which the way children act are judged. Self concepts of children may also be impacted by adults' stereotypes.
Caroline Bazzano's comment, March 17, 2013 7:08 PM
For example, a child may start to feel feminine just because the outside world is viewing her as this and she is told to do so. Adult's acknowledgements can have an impact on children through "behavioral confirmation of expectations". This means that they are expected to behave a certain way in regards to the gender-typed labels that others attribute to them.
Caroline Bazzano's comment, March 17, 2013 7:14 PM
"Whether expectations are directly transmitted through differential behavior, (reward and punishment) or are more subtly transmitted", it is key to show the extent of which adults are held accountable for expectations and beliefs about boys and girls. Adding to this, the parents who create expectations of their children based on gender may treat them differently and have different punishments based on just their sex.
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Parental Influence on Children's Socialization to Gender Roles

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Caroline Bazzano's comment, March 17, 2013 7:57 PM
It is shown that parents prefer a male child over a female child. These people are more likely to use technology in determining the sex of the baby, just because they want a boy. This is even further emphasized when couples continue to have children until they have a boy. Women's need for a son is because they want to please their husbands, carry on the last name, and give their husbands a companion. Reasons to have a daughter include a companion for themselves, and having someone to play dress up with and doing eachother's hair.
Caroline Bazzano's comment, March 17, 2013 8:05 PM
It is also shown that parents are known to encourage their children to do sex-typed activities, such as playing with barbie and housekeeping for girls, and playing with trucks and sports activities for boys. Toy preferences for children is typically related to parental sex-typing, in which parents give their child gender differentiated toys and "rewarding play behavior that is gender stereotyped". While both fathers and mother contribute to gender stereotyping, it has been shown that the fathers tend to reinforce it more often than mothers.
Caroline Bazzano's comment, March 17, 2013 8:10 PM
Parents attitudes toward their sons/daughters play a major role as well. It has a strong impact on developing the child's self-esteem and confidence. Parents often give subtle messages in regards to gender and what is acceptable of their gender. "Sex role stereotypes" are largely developed in early adolescence, and these subtle messages of what is appropriate and what is not are so strong that when children are exposed to anything different than what they are taught, they immediately revert back to the "stereotyped choices".