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Mme Amy on boy-girl friendships in the early years

Did you know…that boy-girl friendships help children learn things that they may not learn in same-gender peer relationships? Being friends with the opposite gender helps children see beyond any traditional gender stereotypes they may have already internalized, and helps them explore different parts of their own personalities. (Click on "Read more" at the bottom left corner to see the remainder of this post.) 

The below blog post, on the website A Mighty Girl, discusses the value of these friendships, and shares ways parents (and educators) can foster healthy friendships between the genders, and also shares a list of children's books that depict friendships between boys and girls:

https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=23152

 
Amy Murray
Principal, Early Childhood Education
Calgary French & International School