Leia - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
My daughter is 6 years old, she has been a 'tomboy' for about 3.5 years. She has never ever wanted to wear dresses or pink or anything girlee. She likes her hair short and would shave it into a mowhawk if I were that liberal.
The other day at school she was going to the bathroom and another girl told her that she couldn't be in there because she wasn't a girl. My daughter told her that she was, but the girl didn't believe her. This seemed to bother my daughter.
I feel like it is so hard to let your child express themselves...i just want her to be happy, but i feel like being happy for her is causing her pain. She has friends, but at times she doesn't quite fit right...she's not a boy....and she's not a girlee girl....
Does anyone else have a child like mine? What can I do to keep her confidence up against the odds of societal views?