We’ve reached a rather awkward milestone in this household, one that makes me feel very uncomfortable. I’ve had several conversations with my kids – both of them daughters – and I’ve found myself feeling incredibly dismayed at the male entitlement and misogyny they’ve both had to tolerate.
I think us mums and dads owe a huge debt of gratitude to Mumsnet. It’s one of the few organisations with the muscle to put together a coalition of parent-focused institutions and successfully survey 20,000 mums and dads about the real costs of childcare.
Who would have thought it was possible to start a profitable business that challenged gender stereotypes? This is exactly what Clare Willetts did when she launched Not Only Pink and Blue, a website that sells clothes, toys and books for all children.
Helping children navigate the online world is a massive part of 21st Century parenting. One particular issue is helping youngsters recognise and challenge gender stereotypes.