Dolls And Tea SetsI see nothing wrong in letting boys play with dolls and even have tea parties. Boys playing with dolls teaches parenting skills. From changing babies to feeding them, some thing the G.I. Joes never do or the Wrestling Buddies. IT teaches them to dress the babies as if they were real children. All cloth dolls can be a sleeping buddy with any boy besides any teddy bears or stuffed animals. Right now only girls are taught to raise their children but in today's economy some Fathers who now stay at home are at a loss as to what to do. The economy is on the rebound but it happened before and will happen again. So this needs to be learned as they grow - not just dropped on them.
The tea Sets can be used to teach manners and learning to wait on others. Ways to set a table. Even the toy ovens and kitchen equipment can be used as a teaching tool and allow the boys to have fun. More girls are out working today and more are taking the better paying jobs as well. Girls are graduating from Colleges at a much higher rate then males and become more and more qualified for these positions.
The past ways of doing things is going away and boys do need these skills.