Media to Support Your Kid's Gender Identity

Games, apps, TV shows, and more that squash old stereotypes and promote acceptance of people who don't fit the mold. By Amanda Nojadera
Media to Support Your Kid's Gender Identity

Kids pick up a lot of cues about how they're "supposed" to look and act from the media. So it can be really tough for kids who don't fit into neat and tidy gender boxes. But, thanks partly to celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner and Jaden Smith, there's a lot more acceptance for kids who break stereotypes. Terms such as "gender-fluid," "non-binary," and "gender-creative" are entering pop culture. And plenty of kids' media is bringing awareness to the idea that it's OK to be whatever you want to be. But you don't have to have a kid who's "non-conforming" to appreciate kids who don't fit the mold. It's actually great for all kids to know that what they can do and become isn't dictated by whether they're a boy or a girl.

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As a member of Common Sense's marketing team, Amanda helps project-manage cross-organization marketing initiatives and hand-picks the content for Common Sense Media's newsletter (have you signed up yet?). She also... Read more

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