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.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- How to Respond to People Who Put Your Child into Narrow Gender Boxes
- What to Do When Your Child Wants to Dress in a Gender Non-Conforming Way: 5 Alternatives to Forcing Gender Normativity on Children
- 4 Ways to Honor Your Child’s Gender Autonomy
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.