Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association
Mothers of 3- to 11- year-olds were less accepting of daughters' play and more accepting of sons' play with feminine toys and activities when the family had children of both genders. In turn, children with siblings of the other gender had less stereotyped interests and traits than children who did not.
Judith Elaine Blakemore, Elizabeth L. Phillips, Manaal Sajid, Hina Batool, and Ashlin Long (2014).
The Influence of Sibling Gender Configuration on Maternal Attitudes about Gender Socialization and Children's Gender Development. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.