These schools want to wipe away gender stereotypes from an early age

Two "Emotion dolls" at the gender-neutral Egalia preschool in Sweden.

Story highlights

  • Preschools in Sweden are trying to teach children in a gender-neutral manner
  • Teachers are trained to not reinforce certain behaviors
  • Some are skeptical as to whether this will have long-term benefits

(CNN)From the moment a child is born, its gender pretty much determines how they will dress, which toys they'll be given and ultimately how they are meant to behave within society.

But some schools in Sweden are trying to strip away such gender norms.