It was just he and I and he began to talk in very "sexist" terms. I was shocked because I had never heard him say these things before.
- Only boys like sports
- Only boys can be in my band
- Boys rule and girls do.
Being a pre-teen male I understand the "icky" girl attitude from the 1960's. But in 2016-2017, I find this hard to understand. He is in a new school and I am wondering if this attitude is being created in school with his new friends.
Of course I challenged him on these ideas.
- I showed him woman playing sports and asked him if his sister likes soccer? He said yes. Is she good?Again he replied yes.
- I showed him "girl" bands and mixed bands on youtube.
- Finally, both boys and girls rule and they do it equally.
I think I am going to make sure that when I expose him to powerful woman, I highlight their successes.
For example both of his great aunts are Doctors.
Maybe he will have to meet "Susan" sooner than I thought.
Today is my 7 month measurement day. I will do so later today and post the results. I just wanted to talk about my Grandson this morning.