Little Kids: Are Our Boys And Girls All That Different?

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Little Kids: Are Our Boys And Girls All That Different?

Welcome to This Glorious Mess Little Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is - confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises!

Are our boys and girls innately differently? Or are we nurturing them with gender in mind?

Last week, we looked into how we can better nurture our boys but today we're switching gears and focusing on our girls. What can we do to support them best? Or should we be raising our little girls and boys the same, regardless of gender? To help us unpack this Tegan and Leigh are joined by clinical psychologist Rachel Samson. 

Plus, what do you call your kids toys? Do we let our kids take the lead or should we inspire them with some more creative choices... 


Leigh: Stickers! 

Tegan: QR Code Braclets from


Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

Guest: Rachel Samson

Producers: Mikayla Floriano


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