The Gender Identity Debate Continues
This past weekend, The New York Times published an article about the gender identity/gender confusion debate that has been an ongoing national focus this year.
While it’s nothing new that little boys (particularly toddlers and preschoolers) “cross” gender stereotypes by wearing dresses, playing with dolls, and wearing neon pink nail polish, what’s new is how parents are handling their kids’ interests.
Instead of forcing boys to conform to gender stereotypes, more parents are supportive and letting their kids express themselves. Whether a child really is gay or not or just exploring different interests, parents are keeping an open mind and letting kids grow up confident in their own interests and choices.
As a parent, what are your thoughts?
More about gender identity on Parents.com
- Positive Ways to Address Gender Identity
- ‘My Princess Boy’: Interview with Cheryl Kilodavis
- Is Your Baby a Boy or Girl? (Try: Either…or Neither)