Girls should play with dolls and boys should play with trucks. This belief is common enough that toy aisles in many stores are deeply segregated into items which are either for girls or for boys only. However, an increasing number of parents are letting their male children play with dolls as they realize the great benefits that the activity can impart on their growing man.
Dolls can help boys cultivate their nurturing side, which is often stifled due to gender stereotypes that discourage “feminine” tendencies in boys. Learning to take care of their dolls can translate into real-life situations such as watching out for their siblings and friends, or even being caring towards their pets and possessions. Continue reading
Long regarded as toys for girls, dolls made for male children can be hard to find. This can be exasperating for parents who want to expose their children to various toys for entertainment and education purposes, and may also impart negative connotations to boys about what they can’t and can play with.
Playing with dolls can be hugely beneficial when it comes to child development. Parents and guardians can use them to talk to kids about difficult issues such as sibling rivalry, illness, and other matters that children may not be able to deal with directly. Dolls can also be used as teaching tools when it comes to subjects such as caring for other people, sharing, and being gentle and careful when it comes to one’s possessions. Continue reading
In recent years, more and more people have become open to the idea that boys can play with dolls, and girls can also have fun with more rugged toys like trucks and plastic shovels. While in the past there was a gender divide when it came to the types of toys, the continued insistence of consumers, parents in particular, to remove this has led to many companies to make products a little differently. Continue reading
Each year, countless young minds graduate from school, ready to take on the world. The sad truth is that a vast number of these graduates can’t be altogether accommodated by the workforce due to the mismatch in supply and demand of jobs. Some employers are too picky when hiring, honoring only those with experience, while some job listings are just not fit for the pool of applicants. This dilemma affects both employers and applicants. Continue reading