5-year-old boy as Daphne
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Do parents pass prejudice to kids?

Is it wrong to allow your son to dress up as a girl - even if it's for a fancy dress party? A mother in the United States has caused a storm by putting pictures online of her 5-year-old boy dressed as his favourite female cartoon character, Daphne from Scooby Doo. Other mothers have criticised her for letting her son "cross-dress".

BBC Breakfast discussed gender stereotyping with Siobhan Freegard, from Netmums, discussed gender stereotypes with Dr Pat Spungin, a child psychologist.

  • 09 Nov 2010
  • From the section Health