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To not want my dd to dress as a boy?

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Hithere123 Thu 26-Sep-13 18:54:17

Don't know if I'm being mean or not. This is a long standing problem with dd (5) wanting to dress as a boy. She has older brothers and baby brother. She loves her babies and barbies but that's as girly as she gets. Her favourite outfit is trackies and trainers. I don't see a problem with this at all and within reason I let her wear what makes her happy unless we are going to a party and she needs a nice dress and she does without much fuss. Her friend is having a fancy dress party and she wants to go as...Ron weasley. She had the gryffindor cloak this after a trip to Harry potter. My thoughts were to buy the a tesco school skirt and she could be ginny (she chose the ginny want there too) but she insists she wants to be Ron. Should I buy her grey school trousers (I really don't want to) and leave her be or insist she goes as a girl.

Thants Sat 28-Sep-13 14:47:18


Dillytante Sat 28-Sep-13 15:00:35

My DD1(6yro) has wanted to be a boy for a long time. What makes me feel sad is that she doesn't feel that she can do what she wants and be a girl. She wants to wear 'boy pants' which is fine, but I try and explain she doesn't have to be a boy to wear boy pants etc as she is a girl and still wears that stuff. I just regularly try and explain there is nothing boys can do that girls can't (grow beards and wee standing up are the exceptions she rightly mentions). The message is slowly sinking in. I don't think she really wants to be a boy, I think she just wants the freedom to do/wear 'masculine' things, which I try to let he do as much as possible.

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