How is gender role stereotypes formed in children and what implications does this have for individuals?

I want my dissertation to talk about  How is gender role stereotypes formed in children and what implications does this have for individuals.

People sat that each society

expects males and females to behave in certain ways we acquire gender roles by observation modelling, and being reinforced for behaving accordingly.

Examples of toddlers preferences for different toys

Most boys choose cars, trucks, planes, building blocks and mechanical toys. While most girls choose dolls, soft animal toys, jewellery,

dressing up. Children learn the behaviour which their

society expects of people of their sex

and Parents model gender behaviour,

encourage children to behave appropriately,

and reinforce them when they do.

I found this web link below very instresting


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Communicating Gender‎, by Suzanne Romaine

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by David Gauntlett second edition 2008