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Ep. 06: Exploring Society’s Expectations on Gender Roles in Parenting and Learning How to Ask Questions with Mason Aid;
Mental Health Not Your Mother's Podcast

Ep. 06: Exploring Society’s Expectations on Gender Roles in Parenting and Learning How to Ask Questions with Mason Aid

Ep. 06: Exploring Society's Expectations on Gender Roles in Parenting and Learning How to Ask Questions with Mason Aid-PIN

Exploring Society's Expectations on Gender Roles in Parenting and Learning How to Ask Questions with Mason Aid

Mason Aid is a motivational speaker that shares their experience of being a genderqueer parent with bipolar and a person of faith.

They speak about the impact one person can have on someone’s life, and how we so often see the world in black and white, when really, it’s all on a spectrum.

Mason’s mission is to work with mental health providers and educators to ensure every kid has a safe person to come to when life gets hard.

Mason is also the host of Crazy Plus Queer Podcast, where they share personal stories and information on mental health issues and faith.

The Unspoken Topic

  • There is a double standard between moms and dads or masculine/feminine. Dads get praised for little effort while moms get judged for not doing enough. As genderqueer, Mason experiences this deeply.

What We Cover

  • Society’s view on gender roles when it comes to parenting.
  • How to ask the right questions when learning about a new family dynamic.
  • What you can do when someone comes out to you.

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Key Takeaways

  •  Society puts gender roles and expectations on people. If a mom has a tantrum kid in the grocery store, she gets shamed. But if a dad has a tantrum kid in the store, they get the “you’re doing a great job” look.
  • We are all on our own parenting journey, regardless of what we look like and we can’t make assumptions on how anyone is supposed to parent.
  • Reading books about diverse families helps kids understand and accept different nuclear families. 
  • Ask questions when you meet people who are different. That’s how you learn.
  • It’s okay not to know the questions to ask about the things you don’t know. Just be willing to listen.
  • 40% of people who identify as trans have attempted suicide.
 

Actionable Solutions

 How to Educate Yourself About Gender Roles

  • Read the book “Everywhere Babies” to your kids so they learn about different nuclear families.
  • Ask questions when you meet someone with a unique family dynamic.
  • Follow Mason on social media. 
 

 

Hardest Decision To Make as a Parent

  •  Realizing that being a stay-at-home parent was not good for their mental health and their daughter needed to be in day care instead.

A-ha Moment About Parenting

  • You’re doing the best you can. Give yourself grace.

Most Excited About

  • Helping educators, school professionals help kids and others to learn acceptance. Help the helpers.
 

Mason’s Gift

• Pride Guide •

 

Mason originally was going to gift a guide on what to say to someone who comes out to you but they feel like the Pride Prep Guide may be more beneficial! 

Simply type in your email address to receive the gift. You will also be joining both of our email lists to receive even more goodies!


Meme Has a Minute 

  • Favorite form of self-care: Walks in nature.
  • Best parenting advice ever received: It’s OK to screw up.
  • Share your favorite parenting hack: Screen time.
  • Recommend one baby/ kid product you cannot live without: Playdoh.
  • Share your favorite book and whyEverywhere babies.
  • Mama to Mama words of wisdom: You’ve got this. You’re doing the best you can. You’r surrounded by amazing people.

 



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