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Are you buying girls dolls and boys cars? Take the child as a creature from another planet
A recent study by the stereotypical gender division is still a strong presence of children in purchased christmas gift. Child psychiatrist calls followed the children's interest before the gift shop heading.The study received percent on the basis of the created a so-called median of toys for both girls and boys. Boys average toy bears the name of the dino truck ninja city Mash X. Lower down in the article girls in the average toy. Plan Finland

Plan International Finland around 500 Finnish adults study shows that gender roles are still strongly present in children in the christmas gift selections. That's where the girls are bought significantly more often a doll or a stuffed animal like care focused on toys, peeling the boy the package of the car such as functional and technical toys.

Also the book of the gifts is differences. About half of the boys get from literature is the fact-related topics, the girls will get more story books. Only one third of the girls ' book of gifts is nonfiction.

- the Documents guiding the children's thinking, and therefore, the child would be important to get acquainted with the wide variety of different books, Plan International Finland expert Mari rhyme plot in svizzera said the plan's release.

Slender man model

Although gender roles are still strongly present in santa's trunk ended up in the package, it is often also the attitude of the changes - at least from what the girls acquired, men buy by gifts will.

About 80 percent of men reported that he could imagine to buy the girl a gift of a toy car, while only six percent of respondents actually did so. Men only 15 per cent said they could imagine buying for boys princesses outfit.

- the Result is about how narrow the boy and the man model in the Finnish society is. Girls are allowed more options to express themselves through play, rhyme plot in svizzera said.

don't assume

the Health and welfare of the institution THL:no special expert, child psychiatrist, Jukka Mäkelä is not surprised by the results of the study. The background is, however, not only adult family halved the buying behavior.

Mäkelä, according to some of the girls may clearly shows she likes dolls and other care enabling toys, the boys in turn cars, train track and other rate and risk-related toys. The survey respondents, half reported gift options to justify it, that the child had hoped that toy.

- it Seems that more boys are interested in such toys, which are directed outwards, or moving, the girls kind, which are directed within the community, taking care of others. The human species needs both, they are equally valuable. As a species we are extremely communal, and it also includes the division of labor – hunting is outward, gathering and weak of taking care of the inward.

Mäkelä, according to growing children give easier to understand, what kind of things they like and what not. Gift-giving is in this case easy to buy a gift that the child already be interested in.

- It can also be a car, the car of love for girl and doll, or stuffed animal of them interested the boy. Don't assume that every girl should be interested in cars, or every boy in the princess dress from – or, on the contrary, he stressed.

girls ' average toy bears the name of Pinkie TeaPot glitter friends. Plan finland more variation,

But how the child's interest in certain toys to develop? Part is mäkelä, according to the congenital. Influences can be from home, from friends, treatment centers, and also a strong advertising and marketing season.

in Particular, christmas homes mailing the toy catalogs are guided by Mäkelä, according to the child's thoughts greatly. He hoped that the brochures page in the picture the girls playing, say, an excavator, as well as a son ministering to the stuffed animals.

- Catalogs are important, they should describe the diversity and thus support a variety of. It would provide boys and girls with the fact that gender roles differ from the play are equally okay.

Listen children

Usually parents and grandparents, therefore, choosing toys which the child expresses a desire to. Also gender locked of toy buying is Mäkelä, allowed, if the child is a kind of hope.

- of course boys and girls can both emphasize the traditionally girly or boyish features, he said.

He urged the parents followed the children and this interest curious attitude. Child yes will bring up the necessary information themselves, and respect parents listen to their children.

Parents should take the child of as another planet from an incoming high-rank guest, the new individual, which will tell you where the things he likes and dislikes. Such education would also further the potential of the community, where people try to often put a certain mold.

where There's a tension in the expectations, it is also a tremendous amount of potential. We can try to help, say, gender identity is insecure the children understand that they are needed and essential part of the community, Wheeler said.

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