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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossompossum View Post
    The Spider-Man costume, no he probably wouldn't bat an eyelid.

    Football was
    Last week an there was a girl in the team they were playing. Our team was shocked and no one wanted to tackle her.
    When ds came off the field he asked why there was a girl playing as he said "it's a boys game"

    Another example of how society effects our children.
    How is that the effect of society? My DD watches heaps of sport, both on TV and at the field as DH and I both play soccer. Not once has she referred to any sport as "for boys" or "for girls", because we never do. Surely if it was societies fault, my daughter would say the same kind of things?

    Sport is not "for boys" any more than ballet is "for girls".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossompossum View Post
    Ok I'm wrong.

    When we see a boy wearing a dress I will sit down and talk to my ds about that. I'm not going to pull it up when he is 6 years old
    No, you're STILL wrong. The answer is 'when I'm talking to my son about boys wearing dresses and he calls it lame, and says he will call it lame *to them*, I will sit down and talk to my son about that'
    you are not going to be present at every single moment of his life to talk it through with him. Dont you want him to form tolerant and understanding opinions on his own, than having to explain to him each time why it's not 'lame'? It's actually a lot less time consuming to just talk about tolerance and understanding in general, rather than waiting for every single circumstance of difference to occur.

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    Perhaps its just me but if my children decide to make comments like girls playing soccer for example

    I would make the time to sit and explain and take him to watch girls soccer to show him its " normal"

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Now you are just being silly, that isn't society, that is you. My kids know that I was an avid soccer player when I was younger - they wouldn't bat an eyelid at a girl playing sports
    Never too late to become an avid soccer player again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    *scarpers off to google*
    You don't know the boy in the dress??? Oh go and buy it right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossompossum View Post
    Ask a 6 year old boy that watches football if
    Girls play and tell me what answer
    You get. I'm sorry but saying a 6 year old boy says sexist things is just really off.

    My blood is boiling.

    Night
    I think I am qualified to respond to this.

    Both of my boys have grown up playing male dominated sports, DS1 plays soccer and DS2 plays football. Neither of them would bat an eyelid at a girl playing alongside them or in another team.

    I believe that young children do mimic their parents beliefs, so you do have influence over what your child's views are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by risfaerie View Post
    Never too late to become an avid soccer player again!

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    I have arthritis now I would still be playing otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    You don't know the boy in the dress??? Oh go and buy it right now!
    I just did! Very excited, it looks fabulous

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Maybe you should buy him "the boy in the dress" by David walliams. Great read, you could read it together.
    I am googling this now!

    What age group is it aimed at?

    I am guessing it's quite beyond my toddler but am thinking I will get for when he's older.

    Thanks for sharing! 👍

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    You are completely missing the point BP.
    Nobody is telling you to randomly strike up a conversation with him about it. We're saying that you have opportunity to educate him on these matters when he says something yet you chose not to do so.

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