Teach Your Kids To Overcome Gender Stereotypes! #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad


(Photo: Ali Goldstein/Netflix)

    Growing up, our mother was not raising my sister and I to be damsels in distress.  I can still remember her telling us how important it would be to get an education and to always be independent women.  It might seem unbelievable but studies have shown that girls are being influenced by gender stereotypes from as young as six years old.  That is why it is so important that they have access to positive role models in the media and within the entertainment programming that they are being exposed to.


(Photo: Ali Goldstein/Netflix)

    Thankfully, Netflix is home to girls who mean business and that’s something all kids can get behind.  Whether it’s Violet’s quick wit, Elena’s activist mentality, or Deidra & Laney’s unorthodox thinking, there’s something for every girl to relate to.  Strong female characters aren’t just important for girls.  Boys are growing up with Eleven saving the crew and Tip showing that true friendship knows no bounds.


    One woman who has broken many barriers for women over the years is Julie Andrews. She is one of the most accomplished women in performing arts and has now joined Netflix.  She debuts her new Netflix original Julie’s Greenroom which is sure to get kids and families singing, acting, designing costumes and much more. 

    Julie’s Greenroom unlocks hidden passions through all aspects of the arts and gives kids a chance to express themselves. Common Sense Media, experts in balancing digital media and technology in kids’ lives, has some great conversation starters for families on how the performing arts are not only fun, but great for building character.

Netflix is committed to providing programming that allows kids to grow and learn in different ways!

Let’s Discuss:  Which Netflix characters do your kids connect with? 

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  1. robin masshole mommy says

    Why are there even still gender stereotypes in 2017? Can’t we all just recognize that we’re all equally as awesome.

  2. I agree! Julie Andrews has broken so many barriers. She’s a classic beauty and a great actress. I love her!

  3. This is a great post! My son just turned twelve and he encounters these stereotypes every day. We talk quite often about pushing through boundaries and stereotypes. I will definitely have to check these shows out. Thanks for sharing!

  4. So true. I feel like – even today – we need to remind our kids they can break glass ceilings. We need to remind our girls that they are amazing human beings capable of so much!

  5. Great post! I completely agree, I personally think that there shouldn’t be gender stereotypes especially in this day and age.

  6. Yay to Netflix for being so super mindful about gender stereotypes and offering powerful choices for kids today! What a great resource to guide kids thought-process while growing up and being open to everyone!

  7. Can we not have stereotypes this far into time? It’s crazy. And we should all let people just live the way they want without judging others.

  8. I have not yet heard of this program. But I probably haven’t heard of it because my kids are grown. I might check it out just to see.

  9. I love Netflix and they have such great original programming. And I agree with comments above. Not sure why there are gender stereotypes today. I would think we’d moved past those by now.

  10. This is great! I’d like to share this with my kids when they are older. Right now on Netflix they enjoy Scooby Doo and other cartoon shows. Julie Andrews is a great actress.

  11. I’m beyond glad there are more and more women breaking barriers and stereotypes. Even more reason to love Netflix (and Julie Andrews!) 🙂

  12. This is such a great post! I hate gender stereotypes. I just hope we learn to let those go and accept the fact that we’re all equal regardless of our gender.

  13. I think it is so important to be aware and help our kids understand that whatever goals or passions they have, they can do whatever they would like -regardless of what others say. Thanks for the great reminder as I raise my kids!

  14. It’s really cool that Netflix is able to offer so many perspectives for kids! I’m excited to check out Julie Greenroom. She rocks!

  15. As a mom of 3 girls, I love seeing strong female role models for my kids. I am excited to see the positive messages being put out there.

  16. Neely (@Neelykins) says

    Netflix is just amazing. There are so many wonderful shows for everyone and you can’t beat the price.

  17. Wow that’s really insane that the stereotype is still going on. I hope it stops soon! This is a step in the right direction to start teaching them ASAP!

  18. Gender stereotype is so prevalent these days and I’m happy that you wrote about it. Thanks for sharing your post. Enjoyed reading it.

  19. I agree, young children are so impressionable and like you said the material that they are exposed to can really determine their mindset. It is important to teach children about equality.

  20. I can’t believe kids pick up on these things so young, but it is so important to show gender equality and to banish stereotypes as early as possible.

  21. I agree on this. However I’m often in the mind that kids themselves have their own gender stereotype. My niece adores pink – like one of the first words she said was ‘pink’. So I have no idea where this comes from – I don’t know if she was born with it or she picked it up. Her mum said she never told her about it.
    It a tricky subject to write about.

  22. I enjoy Netflix a lot great entertainment and the app runs perfect all the time. There is always something for everyone to watch. Julie Andrews is one of my fav celebrities.

  23. Sexism is such a common thing and there seems to be no progress when it comes to equality. I think it’s important that we all start with our kids at home. This is awesome.

  24. For one, I love Julie Andrews, and will pretty much watch anything she is involved with. I always like to see new Netflix shows for my daughter. Right now she loves the PBS shows mostly, like Superwhy and Sid the Science Kid,lol.

  25. What a great thing to teach kids! I’m such a Julie Andrews fan and will have to check this out!

  26. This sounds like an interesting show! I think it’s important to show that kids can do whatever they want to do – whether they are a boy or a girl.

  27. Julie Andrews continues to amaze. I’m glad to see her partnering with Netflix to bring about more great kid’s content. It would be great if gender stereotypes would disappear. They really aren’t serving our society.

  28. Amy Desrosiers says

    My kids really relate to tween type shows these days. At 10, and 8 they really are graduating from baby focused cartoons.

  29. This is an awesome program. My son is a tad too young for this but when the time comes, this will be a good resource.

  30. I haven’t heard of this so thanks for bringing it up. I’m also watching One Day At A Time which is also a Netflix original. Breaking gender stereotypes is beyond important.

  31. Gender stereotypes start so early now. It’s so important to start talking with your kids early especially while watching different types of media.

  32. Stereotypes are terrible and play a huge impact on the kids today. I teach my kids not to fall into them and to be their own leaders.

  33. I absolutely love Julie Andrews and this looks like a really great way of getting rid of the stigma of gender stereotyping early on!

  34. I’m excited that Netflix is partnering with Julie Andrews (I love her!) and that they are promoting shows that address this topic. It’s amazing how prevalent stereotypes are in what our kids watch. Once you are aware of it and pay attention you really start to notice how much of a problem it is.

  35. Krystle Cook says

    Gender stereotypes really grind me. Everyone should have a fair chance no matter what!

  36. I didn’t realize how much gender stereotypes is still so real! I can’t believe that! I wish I could say that our society has overcome this, unfortunately it hasn’t. This is such a great way to teach our kids to overcome this!

  37. This sounds like a great show. Will definitely be checking this one out on Netflix.

  38. I am so excited for my little girl to watch the Julie Andrews show! She’s literally my idol.

  39. Such a great post. Yes, a good role model is important as kid teach almost 90% on things from his/her role model.

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