Even though she can tell by the way people dress whether they are a boy or a girl, she will still become confused if she sees a man wearing a kilt or a ponytail. It is at this age too, that they will adopt stereotypical attitudes and let girls know that they shouldn’t play football, or that boys don’t play with dolls.
You can help your child to overcome this stereotypical attitude by pointing out certain things to her. If she says that girls can’t play hockey, for instance, then show her pictures of the women’s Olympic hockey team.
Without realising it, you can reinforce your child’s attitude with certain comments. For instance when you compliment your daughter, is it on her appearance or her actions? If your son cries, do you tell him that boys shouldn’t cry?