What It Means to Wonder If Our Babies Are Developing Like Their Gender ‘Should’

Lots of parents feel anxiety over their baby’s development – but are we planting the seeds for unhealthy ideas about who our children “should” be?

This comic examines some of the worries you might have about whether or not your child’s development is “normal” for their gender. And this story reminds us of how pressures over certain milestones in a child’s life can lead to some hurtful consequences.

If we try to ease up on these pressures, maybe we can all breathe a little easier and celebrate our children for who they really are.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Molly McIntyre is a Contributing Artist for Everyday Feminism. She is an artist who makes pictures that tells stories. Her work explores the process of searching, finding – and sometimes not finding – what makes people who they are. More of her work can be found on her website or on Instagram @brooklyn_rabbit.