There are a variety of explanations for why children ask questions and why they stop, as well as how our culture as a whole is doing at asking questions.
As a society, we often ignore psychological, social, and spiritual health, focusing on the much more objective biological health. Doing so is a disfavor to ourselves, because humans encompass all four aspects.
Cell phones and social media have changed the landscape of communication and society.
Children now have access to technology that was not even dreamed of when their parents were children. This means that our children have a different childhood than we had, and we have to parent differently than our parents parented us.
We do not find our parenting to be significantly breaking stereotypes, as stereotypes in parenting are being broken all over these days by stay at home dads, two working parent families, single parent families, and so on. We are simply doing our best in all the roles to which we are called.
Perhaps no issue causes more consternation for parents than that of gender. There's just so much anxiety around it all, and parents don't know what they are responsible for or how much any of this matters to their child growing up to be a happy and healthy adult.