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Gender issues with Aspie 6 year old DD

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TarkaLiotta Tue 11-Nov-14 15:45:33

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PolterGoose Tue 11-Nov-14 18:49:51

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zzzzz Tue 11-Nov-14 19:09:52

What is it about "being a boy" she likes/longs for. I think that is key.

Mollyweasley Tue 11-Nov-14 21:10:21

I have a dx of AS and always hated girly things as a kid. I played with the boys in primary and stayed away from the girls, they made me feel uncomfortable.i had more girlfriends as a teenager. I am now happily married, I take care of my appearance and even sometimes wear make up and have a few girl friends. I would just explain to her that the difference between boys and girls is initially biological and conclude that she is a girl. You could also talk about how society influence gender stereotype. I don't know how old she is but as she herself goes through the different stages ( puberty, adolescence...) I think it is a good idea to talk about what other girls do so she knows girls world but explain that maybe she is a different type of girl ( if she is sporty then she might mix with sporty girls more easily as the socialising is activity led).it is important that she accept herself as a girl but perhaps a different kind of girl, she will find her own style smile.

Mollyweasley Tue 11-Nov-14 21:12:31

By the way by girlfriend I mean friend who are girls!

zzzzz Tue 11-Nov-14 21:14:49

I struggle to see "pink princess" as the norm for little girls. shock
It's a modern thing I think (or perhaps I had a much weirder childhood than I thought!).
You need to find her some thinking girls to admire.

TarkaLiotta Fri 14-Nov-14 10:49:58

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