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My teenage niece said to her mom who is a computer programmer who graduated from Harvard, "Girls are not good at math". Imagine her mother's surprise! Of course we can only speculate how the teen came to that notion - friends, TV, advertising, teachers...who knows. There is a lot of media and factors that are stimulating our children that we can't control ...


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Good and recent examples where the father is present throughout? Good luck! Having said that: Bonanza comes to mind - though its been a really long time since I saw any of it and his kids are mostly adults. Growing pains, Cosby, Family ties, Full House and Brady bunch dads/uncles had it together most episodes (most of these dads are of course, not ...


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I think it's a great idea to present her with many female historical figures, alongside the male ones. Kids identify with the heroes of stories they hear, and they identify more easily if there is more similarity. With that in mind, I would also take care to expose her to children's stories where female characters have traits that you think are important. ...


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I think you shouldn't necessarily present just great women, but talk to her about great role models, both male and female, and both ancient and modern - as children need historical/epic role models and current ones. I think if you just focus on historical figures, this can give a skewed view and possibly lead to anxiety as you said, so make sure that you ...


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As a father dealing with the same issue I can tell you that there's no TV or movie that's really going to help with that situation. I also sympathize with his situation. Before my first child was born I was concerned that the lack of good role models was going to hurt my ability to be a good parent, and I looked all around in books, TV, movies, etc for ...


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I can't speak to your questions about studies done out there, but I have personal experience with this matter. I actually look a lot like my mom, but as a kid, people usually saw my resemblance to my Father first. I was told how much I looked like Dad so much and so often that my two-year-old brain actually started to believe that somehow, mom wasn't my ...


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Modern Family is as close as it gets to a my own clan (of family and close friends) as I've ever seen on TV. They give each other crap, they say and do things that irritate, anger, entertain, etc, but underneath it all is the family bond. All the crap that happens between the people is really on a completely different level than the family unit. I almost ...



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