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My youngest daughter is almost 5 and since last summer she is convinced that she wants to be a boy. My biggest fear is one day she'll be one of those girls who ends up on Maury or some other talk show saying she wants a sex change and that she's felt she's been a boy trapped in a girls body. She hates to wear anything girly or do anything girly. She's very much a tomboy wich I am fine with and encourage, but when she's starts telling me she's IS a boy or she wants a penis and wants to mary a girl, it worries me. I don't want to make a big deal about it but at the same time I want to confirm the ideas that she was made perfectly by God the way she is and I want her to love being a girl and love herself for who she is while still doing all the "boy" things she loves to do. How can I encourage acceptance without making the "boy" issues bigger than they already are? Should I be concerned or do u think it's too early to be jumping to any conclusions?