Janet - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )
My daughter is 8 years old and since she was three years old, she's talked about being a boy. She wears all boy clothes, wants to wear a suit and tie for nice occastions, and wants to have an operation to make her a boy. I've basically decided that what ever she wants to do she can do when she's 18. Were very supportive with her choice, but it's getting harder for her to be at school. When she goes into the bathroom, they say "Why is there a boy in the girls bathroom?" I don't think she uses the bathroom much at school anymore because she comes home with wet pants sometimes. This has taken such a toll on our family for so many years. She now wants a buzz cut and I just can't decide whether I will kill her spirit by not letting her do it or if I'm making the right decision on not letting her do it. She has such a kind heart and is very sensitive. I'm so confused, so if anyone has any ideas or thoughts, please help. If you have something negative to say about this, save your fingers, I've heard it all and that is not why I'm writing this.