Question: Should this be reported to CPS?
Total Votes: 180
I am posting anonymously to protect the student's privacy.
I am a teacher at a school that teaches K-12 all in the same building (small school). I am on the secondary side, but we have weekly meetings with the primary side. One of the students on the primary side, who I'll call *John* for the purposes of this post, has a problem.
John is a twin (his sister goes to a different school). John's mother dresses him up like a girl while at home. She treats him as if he is a girl, as well. She will take her twin "daughters" with her out in public. When John comes to school, he is dressed like a boy, generally in clothes too big for him. He will continually tell his teacher to quit calling him "young man" because "I am a girl." It's heart-breaking.
I feel that this is a form of child abuse; however, I was told not to report it. I was told, as was the elementary teacher, that since John is not being "abused" that we cannot interfere.
The only information I can give you is this:
1. I work in Virginia.
2. John is 6 years old.
3. He comes from a poverty stricken area/home.
Please let me know what you would do or any advice about what I should do, please.