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Is Your 5-Year-Old Transgender?

nburge Wrote: May 22, 2012 12:19 PM
I think the best thing is to let the kids alone, if they want to dress and act.. It's child's play! For heaven sakes. I went though my "tomboy" phase and came out fine, however drawing attention to the issue only tends to confuse and worry kids. Pretend play is a great thing it helps us grown and learn to put ourselves in the others shoes! To many over nervous parents, not enough common sense!!
John147 Wrote: May 22, 2012 12:58 PM
True. And when the individual reaches adulthood they can decide for themselves what they want to do with their lives going forward. At least that way its their decision with no one to blame 'cept themselves if remorse is the outcome. Screwing with their physical attributes when there's nothing wrong with them will only compound the problem.

Parent are supposed fix broken bodies not break sound bodies!

BTW . Transgender does NOT apply when you "think" you are the opposite sex. You have to be either a hermaphrodite or have undergone sex reassignement surgery to qualify as that category. Until then you are just a boy/man or girl/woman.
K'ssandra Wrote: May 22, 2012 6:52 PM
Except that "transgender" is typically used to describe both pre-op and post-op individuals who think and feel as though they were born with the incorrect physical gender. And a hermaphrodite wouldn't be transgendered, that's technically a form of intersex.

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