What would you do if.....?

This is a hypothetical question.. if you don't have a son or daughter you can still answer. I'm just a little curious. :)

What would you do if you were in the toy shop with your daughter and she put down the fluffy pink stuffed puppy you showed her and ran to the super hero action figures?

and what would you do if you were costume shopping with your son and he shook his head at the pirate costume you suggested and begged you to buy him a sparkly tiara and wand?

Feel free to justify your answer :)

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  • 7 years ago
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    I'd obviously just let them have what they wanted. The classifications "for men" and "for women" shouldn't exist, because all they do is make people feel bad for liking something society says isn't for them, which is absolutely ridiculous.

    I hope my answer was interesting. Have a lovely day!

  • 7 years ago

    I'm going to be the mean mom here...I wouldn't buy either of my sons a sparkly tiara and wand costume. I was bullied, for one reason or another, my entire childhood and then some. I'm not going to be a participating contributor to it. If my daughter wants to play with her brothers' toys while we're at home and vice versa, that's fine but I'm not going to allow it in public. I also don't let my kids wear Halloween costumes or pajamas to go grocery shopping.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I live your hypothetical. My daughter is a total and utter tomboy, though she likes skateboards and bikes (and sports and Nerf guns/swords) a lot better than action figures. So you buy her soccer balls and sign her up for volleyball and ziplines and whatever else she has an interest in.

    Son isn't rough-and-tumble nor girly, just a young engineering nerd.

    If he wanted to go drag for Halloween, I'd let him.

  • xK
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Nothing. My son can have whatever toy he wants. He loves playing with my purple fluffy make-up bag. The texture is fun to him. But then he gets tired of that and drives cars around the house (complete with sound effects). At that age, it doesn't really matter; they will play with anything.

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  • y
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    There isn't any need to justify an answer, you give the child the toy that they will play with. That is the one they want.

  • Kukana
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    I would not be the kind of person to take my children to such gender-specific stores. What a terrible idea. Children should be encouraged to play with all kidns of toys - dolls, soft toys, cars, trucks, Lego, K'nex, blocks... and so on. Most children will choose things that tend to be associated with their gender, but there's no reason they should. I have known boys who like playing with dolls and prams, and girls who like playing with trucks and fire engines. We should encourage this, not try to force them into traditional patriarchal models when they are small!

  • kim h
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Kids should be able to play with what they want. They should not be expected to play only with things that people think one gender should play with. Kids should be able to feel free to like what they like and to express themselves.

  • Suzy Q
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    I'm fine either way. I don't have anything against boys being boys and girls going crazy for pink, but I see no reason to force it.

  • 7 years ago

    Get them what they want, you shouldn't stop anybody from being who they are.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I would tell him/her that this is not for him/her. "You're a boy/girl and must act and love things that boys/girls do...

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