My son and daughter were receintly taken along with the rest of the school to the gym where the prinicpal informed them that a transgender student was tranfuring to the school. They were told that "he" likes to be refured to as "SHE" and they were told no bullying, teasing, etc. Well today the kid came and of course the other kids teased so the office was full of kids getting in trouble. They had to make special rules for this child as well including this child has to use the faculty rest room to change for gym and to use the bathroom. I guess that keeps the most peace but my question is how do I explain these things to my kids? This is a boy dressing like a girl they don't get it. I don't know how to get them to get it.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on Feb. 14, 2009
Answer by coala at 5:49 PM on Feb. 13, 2009
Answer by SThompson21 at 5:51 PM on Feb. 13, 2009
Answer by jeanclaudia at 5:56 PM on Feb. 13, 2009
Oh yeah the school should have sent home a letter! Maybe some information for the parents as well. They love to send home the pamphlets on "talking to your kids about drugs" and "teens and sex" I get them all the time now this one I could have actually used a pamphlet on and nothing. Just here is a transgender kid don't make fun of him/her. My son actually said "If he doesn't want to be made fun of don't wear a dress to school!" In a way he is right but on the other hand this kid does so he needs to deal with it and not laugh at him. What I'm saying just isn't getting across.
Answer by babyfat5 at 6:00 PM on Feb. 13, 2009
1. it was a good thing that the school did what they did with the kids, but it's sad that there are kids that are that cruel
2. I agree that a letter should have been sent home to all of the parents as a warrining, but in middles school wither it's unusual or not, these kids KNOW what is right or wrong when it comes to teasing and harrasing another person...
Tell your children that some people believe that they are not rightly born the sex that they were and feel that being the oppiste sex is right for them and that they SHOULD NOT tease or judge this child...
Answer by gmasboy at 6:43 PM on Feb. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:47 PM on Feb. 13, 2009
Answer by goaliemom93 at 8:38 PM on Feb. 13, 2009
Answer by fragglemom at 7:30 AM on Feb. 14, 2009