New Here! Need Advice-Boys being Girls??
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|Thu, 08-23-2007 - 11:01am|
Well I usually lurk around the 2005 play group, but thought I would ask you all on here what your opinions may be on my latest issue.
I have 2 boys. My oldest is 6 and just started 1st grade. I also have a 2 1/2 yr old as well.
Ever since I can remember my oldest has always played with girl things. I am talking dress up, hair, makeup the whole nine yards! We always brushed it off as something he would "grow out of" and didn't think to much about it. He is around a lot of women and used to stay at home with me for the 1st few years.
For about the last year or so it's been more extreme. He now tells friends he is a girl, and even has told me he will be a girl when he is an adult. He says he will 1st go to buy a wig, then wear the wig to buy the clothes...so that no one will tease him about it in the store. He has made friends this year at school, but they are girls.
He does like to fish with his dad and play with his brother. But he is not interested in playing any sports or any other activites. Of course my husband thinks this is his fault in some way b/c they don't always get to spend a lot of qualitity time together, which we have been working on.
I am most concerned at this point about him being made fun of. I have made his teacher aware of everything, so that she can keep an eye out for teasing.
I love me son more than anything, and just want him to be happy, however he chooses.
So I guess I am just asking for your opinions. Should I be worried? I have found a few doctors in my area that deal with Gender Identity Disorder. Is this normal for boys to go thru this phase? I just don't want to throw him into counceling or make a big deal out of nothing. Any advice/opinions would be appreciated!