Your child 3-5 years

She only likes pink, is it normal?


Red, green, blue ... No way! Your daughter only wants to see life in pink. It's related to what, this idea fixes? The explanations and advice of our specialists.

The sweater she wanted to put yesterday? The pink ! The dress of this morning? Ben ... the rose, why? You have nothing against it, except that it is also the color of his doll, his coat and the walls of his room! A bit boring, but normal at his age. Putting pink everywhere, she is asserting herself ... as a girl.

That's it, she knows her colors!

  • At birth, the infant sees the world in black and white. From 6 months, he perceives all the basic colors (green, blue, red, yellow) thanks to the development of cones, photoreceptors located at the level of the retina.
  • Around 3-4 years old, your child knows how to recognize and name the main colors. He also begins to master the more complicated shades, such as gray, purple ... and, of course, pink!

Why rose?

  • This craze comes first of all from education and representations. A Canadian study of children aged 15 to 25 months has shown that the clothes and teats chosen for girls are much more often pink or multicolored than those of boys, more subscribers to red, white and blue.
  • Books, toy catalogs, cartoons, clothes ... in all these areas, stereotypes remain very powerful and encourage your little girl to quickly integrate the rose as a female reference. Not to mention the imitation of girlfriends at school. A very convincing model!

She is a girl, she is proud of it!

  • Masculine or feminine ? Very early, your toddler manages to make a difference. Even though he does not express it yet, he distinguishes voices, faces and internalizes the codes and attitudes attached to each gender.
  • Around age 3-4, your child is able to tell if he is a girl or a boy and realizes that he can not be both at once. When your little girl claims pink, she asserts her membership in the "group" of girls and renounces that of boys. In a word, she claims her difference. The rose allows him to give himself a genre, in the true sense of the word.

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