Dr. Brown talked to SheKnows about the Bigeye 2021 National Study of Gender: Beyond The Binary.

The survey found that 60 percent of cis females and 77 percent of cis males reported encouraging their sons to play with “boy” toys, while 56 percent of cis females and 71 percent of cis males did so with daughters and “girl” toys. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most likely group to encourage play with whichever toys or games interest their kids, regardless of gender association, are LGBTQIA+ parents, at 77 percent.  While we have made progress moving beyond gender stereotypes, cisgender dad are still enforcing the old rules that boys should play with boys toys.