Gendered parenting, which “refers to parental messages and behaviors that convey information about how girls and boys are supposed to behave,” is overwhelmingly the norm here in the U.S. And while “gender neutral parenting” is often used as a catch-all term for parenting outside of restrictive gender expectations, it can be a bit of a misnomer. In actuality, rather than looking at one unified movement — say “the gender neutral parenting movement,” which doesn’t exist as such — what we’re really seeing is a lot of individual ideas and parenting decisions.