OMG THIS IS TERRIBLE! You can raise a child that isn't stereotypical, but by also embrassing the gender they are. I think it is wrong to rob a child of their gender identity. How are they expected to come to terms with their body changes when they start to develop. I think it's going to make that time more confusing for the already frazzled teenage brain. Are they going to be in denial about it? Nup... this story is a crock and the parents are rediculous and cruel.
I support boys wearing pink, attending ballet, you know all the stereotypical girl stuff... I don't see why it should be jsut a girl thing. same with boy things.
It's against nature to raise a child genderless.!
Arg... I hope they do allow the kids to behave as other "normal" kids if the kids so choose. how confusing for the kids to grow up constantly questioning the norm... they will always be fighting with people... sometimes it's just not constructive or worth it.
if I find out I'm having a girl... my hubby is getting her a massive tonka truck like what my boys have... and he's painting it purple or pink. Nothing wrong with that (it's a colour... I chose the colour cos it's girly... but comeon... it's still a tonka truck.. and it's still gonna get muddy). My eldest son found my old barbie ferrari and played with it for years.... and then he asked for it to be painted... it got painted blue. my eldest son also never played with dolls... except for when we were at my grandma's house. I always had cabage patch dolls and stuff in the house. so it's not like it wasn't there.
I support children growing up with choice... but not blind to reality.