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He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states She has two older sons and never encountered this before. Young children love to play the roles they see their parents and other adults playing. After all, that is what mom does. In fact some boys want to play with dolls and doll houses. Many parents become fearful that these boys are on the way to becoming homosexuals or transvestites.
Messenger Gender is generally thought of as a stable trait: It turns out that for young children, initial concepts about gender are quite flexible. So, how do children come to understand gender? When do they begin to think about gender as a stable trait? What is gender?
As much as these parents want to nurture and defend what makes their children unique and happy, they also fear it will expose their sons to rejection. Some have switched schools, changed churches and even moved to try to shield their children. That tension between yielding to conformity or encouraging self-expression is felt by parents of any child who differs from the norm. But parents of so-called pink boys feel another layer of anxiety: The fact that there is still substantial disagreement among prominent psychological professionals about whether to squelch unconventional behavior or support it makes those decisions even more wrenching.