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    Quote Originally Posted by roz2288 View Post
    So when you have a baby boy do you take him home in a pink suit ?
    He went home in a yellow suit, but that wasn't a conscious decision.

    My son looks amazing in pink. So we buy a lot of pink tees for him.

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    Um, lots of people do that, especially people who don't conform to gender stereotypes.



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    So when you have a baby boy do you take him home in a pink suit ?

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    But more importantly, when he's old enough to like something, I won't stifle him by denying it based on colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roz2288 View Post
    So when you have a baby boy do you take him home in a pink suit ?
    I will admit, I love dressing my dd1 in very girly and pink clothes but that is actually just what she loves. I dressed her differently as a baby. I am also happy for my 12 year old son to wear pink jeans (if I could find him some.). I do know he won't be teased for this though as he is a bit of a trendsetter so I do wonder if I would feel differently if I was worried about teasing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    So basically, quash all his natural wants, attractions and desires that he's naturally drawn too so he fits in with what you deem appropriate?
    I think that's setting a child up for low self esteem and thinking there's something wrong with them. You make your opinion sound very simple but it has the potential to be very damaging.

    LJ - Your DS is amazing! Have you spoken to him about wearing what he wants outside the home? Does HE wamt too? Does he request it? Is he aware of the ramifications? How aware is he of his amazing sense of style?
    My sons don't feel the need or want to wear pink and if they did they'd tell me I have a great relationship with both my sons and I'm not setting them up for low self esteem but my boys have high self esteem an I wouldnt squash there desires if that's what they really honestly wanted

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    Quote Originally Posted by roz2288 View Post
    My sons don't feel the need or want to wear pink and if they did they'd tell me I have a great relationship with both my sons and I'm not setting them up for low self esteem but my boys have high self esteem an I wouldnt squash there desires if that's what they really honestly wanted
    So then you support the OP is encouraging her DS to express himself in what he chooses o wear etc? Because that's not the impression you first gave. Sorry, I must have missed understood you first post.
    Because that's what the OP's son really HONESTLY wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roz2288 View Post
    So when you have a baby boy do you take him home in a pink suit ?
    Yes I would, it's just a colour. Just because he is wearing a pink suit, doesn't mean he is a girl or any less of a boy.

    As long as my children are happy and healthy, why should it matter what coloured clothing they wear?

    What makes pink a girl colour? Or blue a boy colour? Who made up those rules that you can only dress your children in certain colours based on their gender?

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    I don't have a son so I'm only thinking hypothetically.

    Personally I would let him go for it and see what happens. If he gets teased and it bothers him, then he may decide to conform of his own accord to avoid it. But then the decision has been his own, and he will know exactly why he is stifling his natural style, rather than "Mum says I should".

    Mind you, I quite like being a rebel, so it would secretly thrill me if my child was flouting social norms and gender stereotypes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    I don't have a son so I'm only thinking hypothetically.

    Personally I would let him go for it and see what happens. If he gets teased and it bothers him, then he may decide to conform of his own accord to avoid it. But then the decision has been his own, and he will know exactly why he is stifling his natural style, rather than "Mum says I should".

    Mind you, I quite like being a rebel, so it would secretly thrill me if my child was flouting social norms and gender stereotypes.
    Hahaha me too! The bad part is everyone knows this about me and would probably say I was making him dress that way

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    i would say im a stereotype i accept people for who they are and if thats what they like then go for it but i wouldn't set my sons up at age 6 to be bullied for wearing pink and my son is 6 now and i know if it were he wearing pink he would get bullied


 

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