My husband was out shopping today and saw a child that had longer curled hair, the child was 5. He asked if it was a boy or girl.(or knowing my husband he commented on how cute the girl was) The mother said the child is a boy but they are raising him transgender. That she had bought him both boys and girls(dresses etc) clothes and that when school starts she will be dressing him as a boy some days and as a girl other days.
I thought this was strange mostly because she said SHE would be deciding on when he was a girl and when he was a boy. Not that the child had asked for this or preferred to dress say as a girl.
Am I the only one who thinks this is strange and possibly damaging for the child?
I am all for children not being confined to gender roles, my boy has barbies etc. But for the most part I allow him to determine his wants in that aspect. I don't know.
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