BP - would your DS have the same reaction if he saw a girl wearing a superman dress up or a something equally 'boyish' as he would if he saw a boy wearing a dress? I'm guessing the answer is no.
For some reason society seems to think it is ok for girls to take on traditional 'boy' behaviours but heaven forbid if a boy should take on 'girl' behaviours!! Oh no!! *Cue sky falling in*
How does a 6 year old even know the word lame?
FECK!!!! the (ridiculously labelled) boy and girl toy section.
Society places boys and girls in 'sections' and labels as soon as they're born and it is our job as parents to let them be who they want to be, let them like what they like and also to teach them to be tolerant of others who may like different things.
The teasing will always be there if no-one makes an effort to change it, it is really sad that some boys can't wear what they like because of what other people think.
There was a time when girls and women were judged for wearing pants, imagine if instead of fighting for their rights they just thought eh, it is the way it is!?
Of course you can blame parents. The proof is in the pudding.
Its good to explain that bullying of any kind isnt acceptable.. but young children may not know the definition of "any kind" they may just think just teasing about power rangers costumes is bullying but not name calling or put downs.
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