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    Plus exploiting him in the process.

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    I don't see it as open minded at all. The mother makes some pretty big judgments herself. Like the comment about putting her boy in the pink fairy outfit hoping that mums of girls might think twice now before putting their girls in the ridiculous outfits. If she thinks its so ridiculous then why is her boy in one? She is deliberately trying to provoke a reaction, using her son. Its not about letting him choose what he wishes to wear or play with.

    And the comment about mothers finding childbirth hard because they aren't physical enough or weren't as children. That's pretty narrowminded. I've always been a tomboy, climbing trees, wearing jeans and shirts, playing physically. I am very fit. But I had a posterior baby with a 37 hr labour. It was tough, and shock, horror I had an epidural eventually.

    I like the ideology of not pushing kids to conform to stereotypes, but she goes way beyond that.

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    Yewww my sister owes me $50. I knew it was a boy ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    His own parents are guiding him away from some things and pushing him towards what they want him to do or wear.
    if that is infact true and not just poor journalism then the parents are going the wrong way about it. pushing a child towards either gender is wrong, all kids should be brought up gender neutral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1+1=5 View Post
    if that is infact true and not just poor journalism then the parents are going the wrong way about it. pushing a child towards either gender is wrong, all kids should be brought up gender neutral.
    Which is my belief, too, but everyone knows dd is a girl even though that places no restrictions on her. This morning she was in a pretty dress playing Littlest Pet Shp, now she's in shorts and a dinosaur shirt playing backyard cricket.

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    LOL after 2 boys I'll be damned if I'm bringing my first and only daughter up gender neutral. I want sequins and frills and PINK dammit .

    Anyway, now hopefully this child can be normal...although with parents like that I'm not sure if thats a possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonhead View Post
    LOL after 2 boys I'll be damned if I'm bringing my first and only daughter up gender neutral. I want sequins and frills and PINK dammit .

    Anyway, now hopefully this child can be normal...although with parents like that I'm not sure if thats a possibility.
    and if she wants to wear blue and play with trucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonhead View Post
    LOL after 2 boys I'll be damned if I'm bringing my first and only daughter up gender neutral. I want sequins and frills and PINK dammit .

    Anyway, now hopefully this child can be normal...although with parents like that I'm not sure if thats a possibility.
    having two brothers, she will probably be a bit of a tomboy

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    I think DESPITE whether we bring our kids up gender neutral or not that what's important is the message that we send our kids as parents. We are their biggest influence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonhead View Post
    LOL after 2 boys I'll be damned if I'm bringing my first and only daughter up gender neutral. I want sequins and frills and PINK dammit .

    Anyway, now hopefully this child can be normal...although with parents like that I'm not sure if thats a possibility.
    Awww

    She will idolize her brothers and I get L and I will adore her too!

    She may be a bit Tom boyish wanting to be like them. But then again she may be overly girly to strive for her identity that's different from the boys


 

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