My 3 yr old son, keeps sayn he wants to be a girl... Need thoughts, advice, info
I didn't want to post this in this group, out of fear of being bashed or getting nothing but negative feedback. I did post it in two other groups - but haven't got any responses.
So please, if you can't offer real advice, info, or thoughts - please move on to the next post. I will ignore all rude bashing replies.
I want to say a few things before I go into what's been going on.
My son turned 3, january 31st. ( so he's a little over 3 years old).
He is never left alone with anyone, it's either myself or his dad ( and we are married)
He doesn't attend day care or go to a babysitter.
He does have interaction with kids his age, of both genders - it's always supervised.
He is allowed to watch cartoons, but we always supervise that as well, so that we are certain he isn't seeing something thats not appropriate.
For the last few days, he has been telling myself and his dad that he wants to be a girl. When we ask why, he say's ' i just want to' or ' cause i want to be a lady'...
Now he does have a sense of humor, but when he is joking he follows the joke up with 'im just joking'... When he says he wants to be a girl, he follows it up with 'im not joking'...
When we tell him that he is perfect the way he is, and that he is a boy and can't be a girl, he gets very upset.
I don't care if he is gay, I'm his mom and I will always support and love him without conditions, so being gay isn't an issue.
I just don't know if this is normal for a kid his age? Is this something they go through?
Should i approach this? If so how? Or is this something that should be approached? I don't want to make an issue out of nothing, and I don't even want to make it an 'issue'....
Has your child ever done this? If so, what info, advice , thoughts or tips can you offer?