Re: Raising gender neutral kids
Kids are blank slates. No matter what you try to do or not do, you influence who they're gong to become. They look to adults to see who they are. They copy the traits that appeal to them or the ones forced on them.
The question about this specific case is, is she doing this because she wants what's best for her kid or is she just trying to fit into her peer group? That's how it goes sometimes. Some parents place their ego over their kid. Whether it's religious indoctrination, football, pageant moms, or in some cases parents who dive into the gender thing. There is a subset of people that look at having a trans kid or gender neutral as a cool trendy thing to show off. It's kind of like the dad that puts a football in his kid's hand when he's 2 and has him start doing drills at 4-5. It's not about the kid, it's about them.
The truth is as far as the whole gender neutral thing is, we really have no long term studies to show how raising a kid in this manner will affect them. It's all too new. We're only going to know the results in 20 years.
The other thing is, what if the kid doesn't want to do the gender neutral thing? Will the parent keep pushing it? Read about a couple that was raising their kid to be gender neutral. Male kid could were any clothes he wanted except if he chose to wear something very masculine like camo or something. So, then it's not really the kid's choice.
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