Jennifer - posted on 03/28/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 6yr. old son likes some girl items and some boy items and I have always taken the attitude of he can play with any toy if he likes it and it makes him happy I sincerely have no type of judgement regarding this issue however he wants to buy a purse and go out in public like the mall and such and I know kids more than likely will pick on him for this so how do I deal with this? what should I say to him if he is picked on for liking "girly" things. Should I try and somehow prevent him from taking "girly" items out in public? And if so what would I say to him because he has always felt comfortable expressing his desire to play with things that are typically geared towards girls because I consistently tell him if a toy makes him happy then he should play with it so he truly knows that I pass no judgement on things geared towards either gender so I feel like I would be a hypocrite if I told him to not bring girlish items out with him because its "girly".