Parents are over-protective of their children but if the matter is as big as gender bending, their concerns seem all the more valid. How to teach your children to be gender sensitive is the question that haunts their mind. It is every parent’s wish to have his/her children perfectly groomed and well-behaved – a boy growing into a strong wise man and a girl blooming into a pretty feminine lady. The thought that your child has gender-bending potential can be scary but dealing with it in a right way is your challenge.
As per experts, children investigate with stuff only to kill their curiosity like little boys cross-dressing and girls choosing to play with boys instead of their gender fellows.
Reacting to situations like this with exaggerated anger, fear and shock can scare your children as well as you. Give them a little freedom but as a parent it is your responsibility to let them develop their full potential as they grow up. Raise your children with a nonsexist viewpoint and teach them to respect both genders but being a parent it is very important that you inculcate the sense of gender sensitivity into your children. Teach them, make them learn and do not be harsh with them. Practice compassion and encouragement.
These questions subsequently raise questions in your child’s mind and pave way for them into becoming a gender specific adult. Always present a brighter prospect of their gender and the endless opportunities and perks they enjoy being their own sex and hopefully your child will love being what he /she was born to be.
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