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How do you explain?

Doris from Shrek to your kids? Doris is the ugly step sister who is very obviously a transgender person, a male to female.

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purpleducky

Asked by purpleducky at 11:33 AM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • Here's a pic if you don't know who I am talking about.


    purpleducky

    Comment by purpleducky (original poster) at 11:33 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • How old are the kids?
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 11:33 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Your kids. I am asking about how other moms explain it to their kids regardless of age. I'm not asking about my kids.
    purpleducky

    Comment by purpleducky (original poster) at 11:34 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Lol! Well...how about she's a very handsome woman? I guess it depends on the child's age and how far you want to open that door...
    Jam0418

    Answer by Jam0418 at 11:35 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • they didn't ask, it was just funny and we didn't see the need to explain it
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 11:37 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • My kids are 34, and 39. I don't have to explain it. 

    earlgrey

    Answer by earlgrey at 11:38 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • If my child asked (she's 2 so she's never seen Shrek) I'd go with an age-appropriate answer. "Handsome woman" would be good for a younger child, but if she were older I would tell her that some people are born in the wrong body and this character was one such person.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 11:38 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Zoey - I find it interesting that so many don't notice it. I thought it was just me. I knew she was there but it never dawned on me until I recently watched Shrek the Third again.
    purpleducky

    Comment by purpleducky (original poster) at 11:39 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • My kids didn't give Doris a second thought. I didn't notice either.
    Orionsgirl

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 11:47 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • IF they ask, which most kids either already know or don't care, I would explain it to them. I have no qualms with being completely honest with my children, as I think it is the healthiest way to approach every subject.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:48 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

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