I read an article about parents raising their 'son' gender neutral. He is 5 years old but they haven't told him what gender he is because they want him to decide on his own. They make him dress in boys clothes (pants, shirts ect) as will as girls clothes (pink dress, fairy outfits). He is given barbies , doll houses as well as cars and trucks. I think this kids is going to be messed up and confused as 'he' gets older, what do you think?
Most Helpful Girl
That's so stupid. Instead of trying to eliminate gender and pretend as if guys and girls are the SAME, people need to be teaching their children to recognize that the two genders' differences are OKAY.
Girls and boys ARE inherently different in COUNTLESS ways, and while yes most people do not fit PERFECTLY into their gender's norms, most people do fit GENERALLY into their gender's norms. Media today would have you believing that nearly everyone is trapped in the wrong sex's body. Erm, no. The GREAT majority of people born are cisgender, there's no need for this "gender neutrality" poop. Men and women do tend to communicate differently and have different interests---children need to be taught to understand that and get along with the other gender instead of criticizing the other gender.
I say a child should choose what toys they want to play with anyway. There's no need to force any toy on your child, he or she is perfectly capable of saying which one they want when they see one on TV or at the store. If he wants a barbie so be it---but you certainly shouldn't be FORCING barbies on him in some sort of "neutrality" agenda. And just because he plays with a barbie certainly doesn't mean he's any less of a boy.0
Most Helpful Guy
I've heard of a situation almost identical to what you described and I was told that the children (male and female) eventually started doing gender typical activities. I don't think this messes kids up unless they feel pressure from the parents or are forced to do one or the other.
Personally I'd aim to raising my children to deal with the world and people as best as possible regardless of gender. As long as they can take care of themselves and better yet take care of other people/be a positive influence around them then I don't mind if they are male or female.0