Parents are really starting to recognize the harm that comes with forcing gender roles on kids. Not only can it cause insecurities and identity issues for children who don’t meet the stereotypical mold for their assigned gender but it can also impact the way they view men and women in general, which is why so many families are embracing the idea of creating gender-neutral homes. Orange Is The New Black star Dascha Polanco is one of them.
“I may not say strict, but I am going to say that I am a free-range parent,” the 35-year-old mom told People. Polanco who has a 9-year-old son named Aryam and a 16-year-old daughter named Danay Kristal, explains that she wants her children to become free thinkers.
“Not that my kids are going to run around like chickens and hens, but that they will be independent and successful, yet [have] rules,” she says. Because I am the parent and always embracing their individuality and creating gender-neutral homes.” Here’s a look at a few celebs who are raising their children in gender-neutral homes.