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Guardian article about trans/ non binary daughter

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Ekphrasis Sat 10-Feb-18 13:13:59

I think it would be wise to be extremely respectful and sensitive to the family in this article. My heart goes out to this mother and her daughter.

And yes, there's Mermaids. And yes it's the effing guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/feb/10/raising-a-non-binary-child-as-long-as-one-of-the-side-effects-wasnt-death-it-was-the-right-way

I'm so saddened that things clearly were going wrong for this child early on - she was made a victim.

The other children were the problem imo, plus what ever media they saw etc.

You can see how the events gradually led to her becoming so disgusted by her body that she felt she needed to change it.

This closes in two days people, I believe primary and eyfs children are at risk of severe mh issues later on, linked to stereotypes if staff are clueless.

https://consult.education.gov.uk/life-skills/pshe-rse-call-for-evidence/

Ekphrasis Sat 10-Feb-18 13:14:57

To clarify; made a victim by peers and stereotypes in society.

unenthusiasticfuturedancemom Sat 10-Feb-18 13:22:11

It all comes down to bullying, whether the child has gender issues, learning issues or anything else than marks them out as 'different'.

Let's hope it's easier for this child at college.

Ekphrasis Sat 10-Feb-18 13:40:36

It does, however in these cases it's now the thing to 'fix' the issue in the child being bullied.

I was bullied for physical reasons, which I couldn't 'fix.' I had to learn to deal with them.

rowdywoman1 Sat 10-Feb-18 13:44:29

Op.
There's a long thread on AIBU at the moment.
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3164244-AIBU-to-think-this-is-child-abuse-trans-related

Good that this rubbish is hitting the main boards now.

Ekphrasis Sat 10-Feb-18 13:47:45

Awesome, hadn't seen it.

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