Dads Taking Their Daughters To The Mens Toilet

Today I will be speaking on the Radio at around 10am. A researcher phoned me from the Jason Mohammed show which is broadcast on Radio Wales to ask if I would like to be interviewed. The subject matter was dads taking their daughters to the mens toilet in public places. I didn’t know it at the time, but apparently a journalist had caused outrage on the ITV show, This Morning, saying that dads should not be taking their daughters to the mens toilet. So I thought I would give my thoughts and opinions on actually what I consider a ridiculous… [Read More]

Transgender Kids 

A little while ago I watched Louis Theroux’s documentary about transgender kids. I was completely engrossed by the show and the stories of children not knowing, or in fact knowing if they are in the right body or if they are the right gender. Since watching the show I have struggled to decide if it is right for children to be having gender consultations, therapy and in some cases drugs for a gender re-assignment. I will say though that it is the fundamental right of any human being to be who they want to be, and that choice must never… [Read More]

Gender Stereotyping Is Not Going To Stop My 5 Year Twin Girls: So They Say

Nearly every morning my five year old twins wake up at around 6am which is ok because they are usually fast asleep by 6.45pm every night. The downside for me is that once I’m awake that’s it, I can’t go back to sleep, so I generally get up with the them, while their mum lies in bed with her eye mask on and earplugs in, dreaming in the land of nod. Haha! I always sit with the girls on the sofa while they watch CBeebies and it’s a time of day I love, because they chat away about all sorts… [Read More]

Gender Stereotyping Is Alive And Kicking In Disneyland Paris 

This post may surprise you, but I’m a huge believer in eradicating gender stereotyping, especially with our children. The reason is very simple. As I once wrote my five year old twin girls are definitely a superhero and a princess. Disney, I have decided makes no excuses about the fact that all girls are princesses and all boys are superheroes. There is no doubt staff are told and trained to use the word princess when talking to little girls and superhero or prince when referring to boys. While we were on our holiday in Disneyland Paris there were of couple… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo 

My Sunday photo is related to a post I published on Friday about the use of the word Tomboy. When calling a girl a Tomboy. I actually think it is a very offensive term to use. You can read the full post here.  My photo this week is perfect to show that my twins are girls, but that doesn’t mean they can’t climb, wear hoodies and play at anything they want. This picture captures it perfectly, I think. I will always be teaching my twin girls that they can be anything they want in life. I am teaching them to… [Read More]

Tomboy: Its Actually An Offensive Word If You Are Girl 

I recently read a post by my very good friend  Alan who blogs at OMG It’s A Girl called ‘Don’t call me tomboy’. It’s a truly brilliant post about his little girl. What I particularly like about the post is the history behind the word ‘tomboy’ and that it actually dated back to the 16th century, which as Alan said is where it belongs, completly right as well. Another blogger that I admire and have the utmost respect for is Simon who blogs at Man vs Pink. Simon has always written extensively about the gender stereotyping that is so prevalent towards our… [Read More]

My Little Superhero and Princess 

I wrote a post in March last year called Superhero v Princess. The post was all about my five year old twin girls and although there is only two minutes between them being born they really couldn’t be more different in their likes and dislikes. I have wondered for a long time whether it’s nurture or nature and I come to the conclusion that it really has to be nature. Neither my wife nor I are passionate about superheroes or princesses so they couldn’t possibly have been influenced by us. The girls have just turned five years old and after… [Read More]

Gender Stereotyping in our Schools 

Superhero girls

If I am entirely honest I never thought for one minute that I would experience any form of gender stereotyping in our schools, let alone primary school when dealing with four/five year old children, but I have in just the last few days. If we are going to eradicate gender issues and allow our children to be who they want to be and like what they want then we need to start when they are young. It infuriates me that our teachers, and obviously not all teachers, are deciding for the future generations that they are if they are a… [Read More]

Our Children Are Being Influenced everywhere.

Our four year old twin girls really are so very different and as they grow up it is becoming even more obvious. They are not identical twins, but they do at times look exactly like each other. Thankfully R is a little bit taller so they can never catch us out or play games on us! They have the same DNA in relation that they have the same parents so why the difference in personality and character?   I have no idea, but what I do know is society is trying in a very subtle way to brainwash our children… [Read More]

Our twins have such different tastes

The last week has been a little bit difficult to say the least. The girls have had a sickness bug and both my wife and myself have been affected to. I myself, not too badly, but on Friday my wife woke up in a terrible state with severe vomitting. I was able to go to work, but was home by 11am as my wife was finding it difficult to leave the bathroom! On a Friday I do my mums food shopping as she is housebound. T’s one of my favourite jobs of the week, not! The twins came with me… [Read More]