There's a Good Girl: Gender Stereotyping in the First Three Years of Life, a Diary
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There's a Good Girl: Gender Stereotyping in the First Three Years of Life, a Diary

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First published ten years ago and now available with a new afterword by the author and her daughter, the diary of the author's first three years of motherhood, which charts her attempts to raise her daughter in a non-sexist way.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 1st 1990 by Women's Press (UK)
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Geraldine
I remembered as I was reading this that I read it when my daughter was little and bits of it had stayed in my memory after all these years. It's quite an old book - 1988 - but still really relevant (I'm pretty sure the situation has barely improved). There are a few comments that jar nowadays tho' e.g. a reference to her daughter being given an ivory necklace. I also suppose if I wanted to be picky that her observations are based only on her toddler daughter - the author doesn't have a son.
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Pam
A diary of the first few years of a daughter's life with an eye to what gender messages she gets, and internalizes.

I absolutely loved this book, but I also read it while living in Norway for a semester. Living somewhere I dn't really know the language makes anything in english much more lovable (though I think this was a german book in translation.)
Gwen
Interesting stuff. About what you'd expect, sadly - but given it was written in the early 80s, I do think that there have been some improvements.
Emily
In diary format, which makes it a little slow and repetitive and less reflective than a memoir could have been. However, There's a Good Girl will make you think and crush your soul. It will also remind you of the many ways you've treated children differently according to their perceived gender in the past and will make you behave better in the future.
Kali
A fascinating account of how one mother found her daughter's gender identity continually reinforced as traditionally female.
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