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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Sex-Changing Treatments Are on the Rise in Kids
A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics.

Ultrasound Abortion Bill Nears Vote in Virginia
A bill requiring a woman to get an ultrasound before having an abortion is poised to pass Virginia’s legislature this week, placing it on track to be signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

New Guidelines Planned on School Vending Machines
The Obama administration, in a continuation of its efforts to curb childhood obesity, plans to set nationwide guidelines to promote healthy choices in schools.

Kids Who Don’t Gender Conform Are at Higher Risk of Abuse
Swapping gender roles is common in childhood play, but a new study finds that non-conforming kids are at risk for physical and sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress.

Even Babies Can Recognize What’s Fair
Babies as young as 19 months are affronted when they see displays of injustice.

How Much Sleep Do Teens Really Need? Maybe Less than You Think
If your teen’s lack of sleep is keeping you up nights, a new study should help put your mind at ease.

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The Gender Identity Debate Continues

Monday, June 13th, 2011

kilodavis-princessboyThis 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

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