Breaking Gender Stereotypes

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Encourage your children to pursue whatever career paths appeal to them, regardless of gender stereotypes.
Air Date: 5/18/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Breaking Gender Stereotypes
The fastest-growing jobs in the United States right now are in the most gender-segregated industries.

Companies are seeking employees for science, technology, engineering and math positions. These high-skill, high-wage jobs are typically held by men. Nursing is also one of the fastest-growing professions. However, less than ten percent of nurses are male.

Encourage your children to find their bliss and ignore gender stereotypes as they grow. Expose your children to opportunities and potential interests, regardless of outdated gender roles. Support your children as they pursue their dreams.

Listen in as Dr. Corinn Cross discusses how to stimulate your children to ignore gender stereotypes as they look toward the future.
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