20Gender Neutrality Is Important To Them
Millennials are redefining what gender means and when they become parents they are more likely to be more sensitive to the possibility that their children’s gender identity may be more complicated than pink and blue.
In generations past, it was very common for parents-to-be to embrace the gender of their baby. From painting the nursery a wonderful shade of blue for boys and pink for girls, to dressing their kids in clothes that represent their gender, to buying dolls for girls and trucks for boys—there
was no limit to what parents would do to let the world know “hey, I had a boy!” or “look at my adorable baby girl”.
They are letting their boys dress up as princesses, showing their daughters that loving blue is an option and are teaching their children that all genders are equal.
Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway write in their book What to Expect: The First Year, “It is possible to raise children who are not '[discriminatory]' in their points of view, who have respect for both males and females, who will choose their future life roles not on the basis of stereotypes (of any kind) but on the basis of their own personal strengths and desires—and who, no matter what their gender, will be nurturing in their relationships.”
Above all else, millennial parents are responsive to their kids' needs when it comes to gender identity and they never force gender stereotypes onto their kids.