I saw a debate about this subject on T.V this morning & I was just wondering what other MNs thought?
A couple of yrs ago I bought my Ds a toy kitchen & a doll with a buggy as a christmas present, I remember at the time my family & friends having a lot to say about whether it was a good or bad thing to buy a boy 'girls toys'.
Ds was 4 at the time & already playing with these toys by choice at nursery.Whenever anyone questioned me I would say that he had to "learn to be a good Daddy some How!!" (i'm a single parent).However now I think about it perhaps I meant "be a good partner" Someone whose not afraid to help with household jobs or childcare.
What do you think can you teach a child to be the perfect partner & what things would you teach them??
Surely being a good father/mother/partner is just an extentsion of being a good person?
It would not cross my mind to teach them aything extra specifically because they may some day have an other half. THey need to learn to be a good person, get that right and they will be a good anything, simply because they are a good person already IMO.