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Date: 08/28/12 04:10 PM

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    Link: Dad Wears Skirt To Help Cross-Dressing Son - Nils Pickert is the dad to a 5-year-old boy. The son loves wearing dresses. Now dad wears skirts to help the kid fit in.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    Really??
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Oh good lord.

    What if a kid loved eating wasps. Do you eat wasps with the child, or do you tell him NO!
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    should this shock me or something?
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    that doesn`t do anything but let the child know that his father supports him no matter what.

    that doesn`t get much in the REAL world...
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    That dad wants a LGBT child so bad. I hope the dad doesn`t take it too hard when the kid finally comes out of the closet and tells his dad he`s straight
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    @collegebound it also lets the kid know that if he wants to make his dad happy he should wear a dress.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    auburnjunky

    What if a kid loved eating wasps. Do you eat wasps with the child, or do you tell him NO!
    -------------------------------
    Now then stop speaking the obvious now sir!!!
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    Weil sein Sohn gerne Röcke trägt, hat Nils Pickert selbst auch damit angefangen. Schließlich braucht der Kleine ein Vorbild. Und lange Röcke mit Gummizug stehen ihm ohnehin ganz gut, findet er. Eine Geschichte über zwei Rollenbrecher in der süddeutschen Provinz.

    the link was in that language
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    Swash Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    Way to set boundaries, dad.

    So much about this pisses me off. I`ve got no problem with homosexuality - can`t help who you`re attracted to - but this is a friggin` child.

    Letting kids do whatever they want to do sets them up for the kind of self-entitlement we`re seeing throughout society at the moment. It`s only going to get worse unless parents harden the frack up.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    I think it`s nice :3 Girls can wear "boy clothes" and no one gives a poo, but boys can`t wear "girl clothes" without people insulting their parents and treating them differently. He`s not hurting anyone by wearing dresses and if some girls like wearing dresses then is it all that impossible for boys to like wearing them too? Not to mention that boys used to wear skirts/dresses all the time in the past.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    Unless you can read whatever language this is in you are making a judgement off a picture and a title that was made up. Way to jump to conclusions.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    Good for him. At least there will be one kid in this cruel world who grows up being taught not to judge others.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    omg, it`s German, you idiot. Stop making the US look bad.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    @markust123 your browser doesn`t translate for you?
    "Because his son like wearing skirts, Nils Pickert himself has also begun. Finally, the boy needs a role model. And stand for long skirts with elastic him quite well anyway, he says. A story about two roll crusher in the southern province."
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    @BlankTom That was needlessly harsh
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    Datastrom Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    Use google translator to translate the page...

    The dad is supporting his kid. This isn`t leading to crime, nor is hurting anyone else. It doesn`t fall into your personal norms? Who gives a poo, deal with it.
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    Randy4861 Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    Wow, just what the world needs, another positive role model for today’s youth. A parent’s job is to teach our children what is acceptable in our society, not encourage their inappropriate fantasies. Yes, kids will be kids, but this is just adding to the psychological trauma he is and will endure. Allow it at home if you must, but teach him what is socially acceptable.
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    OutWest Male 50-59
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    August 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    LOL.... good thing the kid doesn`t want to walk around with no skirt? Pants?

    I am sure he and Dad are bonding, and at his age, he surely can decide for himself. I wonder if they eat candy bars for dinner?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    The thing is.....I can bet that this kid will end up being straight.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    I think we already understand from whence the child`s problems stemmed.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    I am 100% sure this is advanced media trolling, not real parenting.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    Sure son, you can wear a dress. Right after you wash the dishes, do the laundry and make me a damn sandwich.
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    Bikubang Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm
    It`s cute, but a 5 year old has no idea who he is, wait till he`s older and more sure of his identity before you start making a big deal out of it.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    A great dad in a less than great situation.The kid will be fine.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 9:10 pm
    "YOU`RE INDULGING HIM, HE`LL BE SPOILED"

    From the article, it looks as though this is very clearly limited to the concept of gender roles. He`s not giving in when the kid refuses to eat his dinner, or buying toys at the store any time the boy throws a fit. He`s just allowing the child to develop away from society`s preconceived notions of how each gender is supposed to act, in the hopes that his boy will be less of a bigot than some of the other folks out there.
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm
    A dress is like a modern toga.
    I don`t see anything wrong with guys wearing dresses, we need the breeze.
    Women have their parts on the inside, they don`t need that much cooling. We evolved with our balls outside the body ffs. Who do you think needs more cooling?
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    ick bin all in nazi
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2012 at 12:45 am

    A parents role is not just to nurcher the kid. You also have
    to teach them how to be functioning adults. Coddling this
    behavior sets the kid up to come home from school bloodied.
    Let the kid dress as he wants at home, but let him know in the real
    world people will be mean and he has to dress gender
    appropriate. Anything less is just throwing him to the wolves.

    Parenting Fail.
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    LadyMe Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 1:18 am
    As I read it, this boy has already enough confidence to talk back to kids making fun of him. He`s only five. That is a great prestation.
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    rockebooster Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2012 at 1:24 am
    Gerry1of1, so in your world maturity is equal to assimilation?

    Where do you live, planet Borg? Mad Max Universe? Stalag 17?
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2012 at 2:15 am
    Gerry1of1 is OBVIOUSLY anti-gay.
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    Metalcraze Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 2:48 am
    Poor kid is going to get owned in school,I hope he survives.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2012 at 3:28 am
    Yeah, because a 5 year old child KNOWS what the rest of his life will entail...

    "I wanna be a cowboy! Just like Woody!!" Yup!
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2012 at 3:43 am
    Fair play really.... yeah he`s gonna get picked on at times, but as long as his dad is also teaching him how to deal with the dickheads when it happens I don`t see how this is a parenting fail.

    Besides, if he gets a bloodied nose he could totally carry it off in that dress.... he`d have to watch out if he was wearing green though, then it would clash.

    @Swash - where in the story does it say the 5yr old kid is homosexual? It says he likes dresses... nothing else. I take it you`ve not heard the stats that suggest most crossdressers are stright? Would you think your girlfriend had suddenly turned lesbian if she liked wearing your shirt round the house?
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    Mysterycat00 Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2012 at 5:47 am
    When I was 5 (I`m male) I wore a towel around my waist like a "dress" and a scarf on my head for "long hair" because I have a sister and I thought it was cool that she could swish her hair around and I thought it was cool to swish a "dress" back and forth. By age 6 that phase was long gone and I never in my entire life have had the desire to wear a dress or have long hair or look in any way feminine! LOL! So I agree with what a lot of people are saying. The things you do at age 5 do not define the rest of your life!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2012 at 7:04 am
    I had thought that around age 4 is when children start recognizing discrete differences in gender, but I could be misremembering.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2012 at 7:11 am

    @ Mysterycat00 - but did your dad dress up with long hair & skirt to encourage you?
    That`s what`s in question here - not the kids behavior, the adults.
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    Swash Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2012 at 7:12 am
    @ Listypoos - where in my post did I say the kid was homosexual? In the interest of not ranting for pages I deleted a bunch of stuff about how children shouldn`t have a sexual identity before I posted and it appears that in my "out of bed for 15 minutes and about to head to work" mental state I somewhat muddied my point.

    I stated I have no problem with homosexuality to qualify that my point of view is not coming from that point of view but from the pure behavioural angle.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 8:00 am
    dickheads will most likely pick on him whether he is wearing a dress or be a common kid with pants, they are dickheads
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2012 at 8:10 am
    " and it appears that in my "out of bed for 15 minutes and about to head to work" mental state I somewhat muddied my point."

    Fairy nuff.... that`s usually how my entire day goes.
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 8:39 am
    My daughter likes wearing pants so i thought i should probably put some pants on too...

    I understand if you demand that your kid dresses a certain way at 5 years old, but dont tell someone its wrong if you think its odd if another parent allows their child to wear what they like, or to dress a certain way for fear of bullying.

    5 year olds are definately already developing their own fashion tastes and this is not inappropiate or indecent, so kudos to the dad to support his child and teaching him that it would be the bully that is wrong. i just hope the father gives the son a disclaimer that this will almost surely draw someone to pick on him.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 9:38 am
    LOL ya when i was 2 i prolly tried putting on a dress to. then my parents told me that boys don`t wear dresses so i took it off and wore some pants.
    this kids dad said oh ill wear one to... IDIOT.. the kid aint a cross dresser, hes a 2 year old.. the dad is the cross dresser, using his kid to hide his gayness.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 9:47 am
    When I was five my mom had to teach me not to wear a patterned top with a patterned bottom. Kids that young don`t have fashion sense.
    Anyway if the boy wants to wear a dress I don`t care, but I also don`t see how the dad is helping.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 29, 2012 at 10:35 am
    I think he`s setting him up for the day he starts school when the other boys will beat the gay out of him.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2012 at 11:23 am
    I`m surprised you can remember that far back OldOllie...
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    Silly and irresponsible, we can all probably agree that in a perfect world it shouldn`t matter that his boy wears a dress but unfortunately in reality the boy faces the real possibility of being the subject of rather a lot of bullying.
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    spanerbulb, so is it irresponsible to play chess with your child and support them joining a math or science club?
    Make sure they dont take dance or sing or make arts & crafts too.
    Any form of expression that doesnt involve sports or toy army men should be avoided.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    Alt title:

    "dad helps weird kid by drawing tons of attention to him"
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 29, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    I`m surprised you can remember that far back OldOllie...
    Actually, we didn`t have any transvestites in my kindergarten class. At any rate, we probably wouldn`t have beaten them -- just made fun of them till they ran away crying.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    August 30, 2012 at 4:50 am
    "Actually, we didn`t have any transvestites in my kindergarten class"

    If you had more than 10 kids there, then chances are you had at least 2...
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    August 30, 2012 at 6:49 am
    Really, Listypoos? 20% of the population is transvestites? The U.S. has 62,000,000 transvestites? Or is that just based on the skewed, bizarre, morally bankrupt society that you live in across the pond over there?

    Bottom line: This guy is a bad parent. He needs to not ever procreate ever again so he can`t ruin any more lives with his insanity.
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    Misfit-Mutt Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2012 at 8:40 am
    This is a good story. It takes a real man to step out of his personal comfort zone to support his child in his or her harmless wants. Too many men are too afraid to do anything remotely feminine. Why? Because a lot of men are afraid to be like women, because of our society`s misogynistic view of what and who women are. For a civilized society, I don`t see many that are really civil.
    Why shouldn`t he support his son? Because of what people think? People are full of excrement. At least the ones who form most of their opinions on what the mass of our culture supposedly thinks. The democracy is a little more than frightening. (I say we burn them to death because they`re witches!) I can`t wait to not be around people for a while.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 30, 2012 at 9:11 am
    @Listypoos I`ll refrain from insults, because you might not be a native English speaker. However, I would recommend you learn how to use a dictionary before you embarrass yourself this way again.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2012 at 10:46 am
    Good for him.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    First off: I`m not a doctor, but I`ve had some experience with TG people during my hospital clinic rotations, `kay?
    Comment: If your boy wears dresses, plays house and Barbies, and wants you to call him Monica, chances are pretty good he`s transgendered. Deal with it as you think best for him/her. Many today would treat such a child as a girl. But making Dad into a neither/nor figure by dressing him in women`s clothes is only going to create confusion for the kid and is not going to help the situation. It only blurs gender lines for the child, who should be taught that being either male or female is okay and acceptable. If they want to be progressive and helpful, they might let him/her grow longer hair so as to fit in better in public.

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