Is it boy or a girl?

Analilia - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 7year old son who asked me if a man we saw walking on the street was a boy or a girl. I told him that he was a man, cause that's what he was. And I opened a flood gate of questions that my husband and I don't know how to answer them......we need help any suggestions? Mind you he's 7!

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Ilene - posted on 09/03/2009

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You need to be honest with your child without overdoing the information. Ask him what he thinks. Tell him that some people prefer other people's clothing. It's better to give honest answers than to give him misinformation. Kids are more sophisticated these days and they are going to know sooner or later. I would think it would be better for them to learn about this stuff from their parents than other sources.

Analilia - posted on 09/03/2009

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Quoting Mindi:

What questions did he ask?


He asked me "is that a boy or girl?" which was a boy dressed like a girl. So I said its a boy, then he asked me "why do boy dress like girls?" & "why is it ok to do that?" the questions just keep coming.  I really don't know what to say without giving to much detailed information.

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