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Most Helpful Guy
"Transgenderism" - tztztz what does that even mean? That "magazine" or whatever that is you've posted a link to seems very boulevardesque. The article doesn't even make an attempt to be neutral/unbiased.
Let me put it this way: I believe as a good parent, it's your responsibility to bring up your child gender-neutrality to the best of your ability. This doesn't mean forcing your son to wear princess dresses, it means letting your child choose what it feels most comfortable with. Example: my little sister was a very boyish girl as child. She liked to play in the mud and get dirty and try out things on the computer and we even have a home video of her starting to scream and cry when my grandma gave her a pretty red skirt for her 5th birthday. The whole family still remembers it... she got on a total rampage until my mom promised her that she won't have to wear it. I on the other hand am a guy but I always used to play with the girls in kindergarten and elementary school and I enjoyed playing with the things that girls usually play with. I am very thankful to my parents that they never enforced anything on us, they simply let us choose. They trusted us that we knew what we liked and enjoyed and that made us feel liberated and empowered in a very good way. It made us more mature. Most adults don't remember how it was to be a child and so they assume that children are basically all dumb. But they're not. Children are actually much smarter than most adults think. They feel these things and they know what is right for them. I don't know if this is what you mean by "Transgenderism" but it does piss me off very much when I see all those stuck-up conservative idiot dads prohibiting their sons to wear a dress or play with a doll because that's apparently "gay".
Good parents don't influence their kids in these issues and that is much easier said than done. Cuz there are many instances of every-day life where we don't even realize that we're brainwashing our children. For example a guy I know insisted on painting his baby son's room blue cuz supposedly "that just fits better to him". Of course that is complete bullshit and I told him that. Connecting blue with masculinity is a cultural agreement, it has nothing to do with natural reality and no boy should have to be shamed by his parents just because he wants his room to be green or yellow - or pink.4
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Most Helpful Girl
Not at all. That entire article absolutely reeks of a complete lack of understanding of transgender issues. The fact that they use the word "transgenderism" can tell you that much already. The article is supposedly using scientific fact and support from a scientific association, but basically everything said conflicts with the stances of the APA, one of the biggest and most respected psychological associations.
As for the material itself, in what universe is allowing your child to express themselves and taking your child's feelings seriously child abuse? It's not like parents are forcing the child to be a certain gender (unless they're PREVENTING the child from expressing themselves as the gender the child prefers), they're just going along with the child's wishes. All in all, I think the article is unscientific and absolutely biased and idiotic.0