My son is 3 years and 7 months

Solange - posted on 10/08/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )




He is the only boy , I have at the moment , my concern is that he likes everything for girls .
he wants Mom to put make up on him , he likes Pink color , he wants to be a bride like his aunty ?


Dove - posted on 10/08/2015




He's a YOUNG boy... and the only boy. Does he have older sisters too?

Wanting to be like mom or aunty is normal (as is wanting to be like dad...whether the child is a boy or a girl). They like to copy what they know.

My son has two older sisters and I'm a single mom... I couldn't tell you how many times they put him in a dress, did up his hair, and called him Anna. lol He loved it cuz his sisters were playing w/ him nicely and it was FUN.

He's 7.5 now and wouldn't be caught dead in 'girl clothes'.... but even if he still liked them... oh well, no big deal.

By the way... pink isn't a 'girl' color. It's just a color that anyone can like or not like. I've had favorite colors at various times in my life ranging all the way from pink to black. They are colors... not genitals.

Ev - posted on 10/08/2015




Dear Mom--

I have seen a lot of posts like yours with worry over a young son or boy in the family who likes girls things. No one has a fit when a girl likes boy's things.

It is only common and natural he is curious about those things and his playing with girl toys is okay. It is not going to make him grow up being something other than he is to be. Children of this age have no concept of being gay, transgender or even straight. Its most likely a phase he is going through and he will out grow it.

I worked with two year old children and the boys were all the time playing with what was considered girl toys and the girls were playing with what people consider are boy toys. Even my two kids (girl and boy) played with toys aimed at the other sex.

Both grew up to adulthood and it did not make them act differently than what they were meant to be.


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