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Does it worry you if your daughter plays with cars, trains etc. or if your son plays with dolls, etc?

I don't discriminate my daughter from liking what she likes. She loves cars and helicopters, etc. But she also loves Tinkerbell. I don't worry that it will make her a lesbian when she grows up nor does that possibility bother me. I think it's best to allow children to explore the things they like and support them on it and not freak out.

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Imogine

Asked by Imogine at 4:46 PM on Mar. 19, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I'm happy with whatever gets my kids involved.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:48 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Not at all. My DD is the same. My boys will play with her dolls as well. It's normal. I played with my brother's toys too.

    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 4:48 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • only a homophobic, over possessive parent would discriminate... someone like my sister would care, and she proved the extreme. *shakes head*

    No, I do not enforce gender roles.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:50 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • No not at all, I admit I gear more instantly towards "boy" type toys but we just also bought him a kitchen and pots and pans and if he wants something pink or a doll or anything"girly" no problem. We just want him to be happy.... I personally wouldn't care either if it turned out he was/is gay.. I love my son.. through anything!
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 4:56 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • No I could care less what gender toys they play with. I dress my brother up as girl when he was little and he is not gay. Though I do have some really embarrassing photos of him to use as black mail. However he has a girlfriend is moving in with her in a couple of months and their planning on getting married in the next year or so. Besides which if my kids are gay what ever I will love them no matter what. They just hopefully adopt or something cause I do want grand kids some day.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 4:57 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Why would it bother anyone if their daughter plays w/ trucks. I am much happier at a classic car show than I would be at a spring modeling event and I'm as straight as they come.
    CorrinaWithrow

    Answer by CorrinaWithrow at 5:04 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • No. She has a doll house and a train table. Some days the dolls are crashed on the tracks and some days the trains sleep in the bassinets.
    whiteroses82

    Answer by whiteroses82 at 5:29 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • No, doesn't bother me at all. I have a boy and two girls and they all play with each other's toys.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 5:29 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Not at all. One of her favorite things in the world is her dinosaur collection. Gender roles are ridiculous, and don't have anything to do with sexual orientation. It's sad that people still think that gender roles are necessary.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:31 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • nope.

    although I have 3 girls one of their most favorite toys was the Geo Trax train sets...we had miles of the stuff. lol
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 5:40 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

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