Princess Boy

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Princess Boy
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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 3:45pm
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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 4:33pm

LOL, "don't shoot me yet." I'm fairly certain everyone here just loves you to pieces. :smileyhappy:

<<Your thoughts on the mom and how she's handling this? >>

I think she is doing a great service to parents of GLBT kids, because I've often heard in interviews with GLBT adults that they have known they were "different" since they were very very young. I don't know this boy at all, but I applaud his mom encouraging him to discover his true self. I would be concerned about teasing, but that's because my own son is extremely sensitive and he would have a hard time being teased/bullied for being different. I think I would probably encourage him to dress the way he wants in private, but to wear pants and a shirt at school. Shoot, that boy was dressed way nicer than I'd ever dress my princess GIRL for school--at recess she gets all dirty and disheveled.

Kevali


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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 4:59pm

I think the mom and little boy

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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 5:20pm

I use to worry about the teasing with my dd, but it has not been a problem, if anyone says anything to her she puts em right in their place. There are other "tom boys" in dds class who's s mother's would not allow theiir girls to wear althetic shorts and boys polo ya know the ones that do not have the baby doll cut,

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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:35pm
The fact that the mom has written a book and is taking the boy around to talk shows makes me uneasy. It feels exploitive. The kid's only 5, but now he's the poster boy for "princess boys."
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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 10:00pm

The mother does not use the childs name in his book, i do not see it as exploitive but advocating. Iam sure "Tyson" is not the only little boy who likes pink and prefers dresses. I view

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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 10:37pm
No, but everybody knows it's him--she's taking him around to the talk shows with her. I think it's great that the parents are so accepting, but I wouldn't want my own child to be the poster boy for this. If he wants to write his own book and go around to the talk shows when he's an adult to support other children/families, that' s great; I just don't think his parents should do it for him.
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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 10:46pm
I don't allow my 4yo daughter to wear princess dresses outside the house and no lipstick at all. I certainly wouldn't let my 5yo boy do so. My 2yo son occasionally gets dressed up in frilly headbands by his sister. So, if he wanted to wear princess dresses around the house, I'd probably let him. But not out of the house.
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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 11:00pm
I would not want my boys to be a "poster boy" for "princess boy" either. I do however support the parents and this little boy for doing what they are doing.
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Registered: 10-22-2009
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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 11:04pm

Since my boys do not wear frilly dresses, i cannot say what i would do personally. Would i let them go out of the house? My dd dresses in boys attire everyday.

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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 11:05pm
But it isn't the boy doing it, which is my problem with this. It's his mom doing it for him. He's only 5. It's not a 5-yr-old's job to provide support for other kids and families who face similar issues. Just let him be a kid. Maybe he has gender identity issues, or maybe he just likes dressing up in pink and red.

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