They will have better insight into the fact that the lines that we draw amongst people in our society are arbitrary and silly. And what happens when he ventures into the mostly gendered world that we live in wearing a tutu and hair barrettes?
So, what is the takeaway with gender-neutral parenting?
Looking back, I realize that during my childhood, the boys were easier to spend time with. How about something more gender neutral? Parents who wish to raise their child gender-neutral must understand that this is a possible outcome, though. Liking something that is generally associated with the opposite sex does not make them any less of a boy or a girl.
They are still able to pick about differences between genders.
For example, there is pressure to conform on a physical level such as expecting that boys not grow their hair beyond a certain length or that girls not get too dirty. And there are also emotional pressures such as the expectation that boys not cry while girls are encouraged to be delicate and more empathic.
So, regardless of the sex of your child, you may have dolls alongside trucks and a plastic tool kit.