However if your purpose is transition or becoming a plastic surgeon you may not mind.
I started this blog out of sheer desperation.
Our kids are being cheated of the opportunity, the breathing space, to simply explore who they are without a gaggle of adults jumping in to interfere with the process by validating their frequently transient identities.
All the activists have to say is that the skeptical parents cam pige nedsmeltning and loved ones are transphobes.But if a gender nonconforming youth expresses the desire to self harm, encouraging that youth to further dissociate from their whole selves (because the body and mind, contrary to the bleating of trans activists, are not separate units, but a whole) is not a responsible.Was I supposed to have been born a boy?In contrast to todays social-media-fueled paradigm, when a kids announcement that they are the opposite sex is taken at face value by seemingly everyone around them, it was previously understood that adults were largely responsible for the inculcation of gender stereotypes into childrens minds.It was bedtime, and her six-year-old was curled up on her lap.Everyone understood this was an important part of growing up: to allow our young to experiment, to see what worked and what didnt.Among many other things, its why we have ratings on films.Research indicates that children begin to learn the difference between fantasy and reality between the ages of 3 and 5 ( University of Texas, 2006).A few months ago, my teenage daughter stopped trying to pass as male.Other risks of extensive social networking among youth are loss of privacy, sharing too much information, and disconnect from reality.A further reinforcement of acceptable and appropriate behavior is shown to children through the media, in particular, television.If she had, I feel certain shed be sporting a beard right now.
So you bet Im going to keep doing what I can to support parents who want to challenge and at least delay an adolescents decision to permanently alter body and mind with hormones and surgeries.
They were considered well informed.
They only grow to reject themselves when someone they look up to promotes the idea that their likes and dislikes in clothing, toys, activities, or other pursuits are seen as incongruent with their natal sex.
And adolescents are renowned for trying on hairstyles, belief systems, clothing stylesonly to discard them after a few weeks, months, or maybe even years.Contrary to the myth promulgated by the transition promoters, at least in the United States, there is no slow and careful assessment of these kids who profess to be trans.Until the last few years, parents who recognized that teens go through phases werent considered abusive.My kid never did go to a gender therapist.Messages about what is appropriate based on gender are so strong that even when children are exposed to different attitudes and experiences, they will revert to stereotyped choices (Haslett, Geis, Carter, 1992).
We drew a clear line in the sand: There would be no money to pay for a gender therapist, testosterone, or a binder.
As children develop, these gender stereotypes become firmly entrenched beliefs and thus, are a part of the childs self-concept.
Kids are being encouraged to freeze their sense of self in a moment in time, during the period of life when everything is in flux.