Gender Confusion In Children

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By the time he was two, he was telling his parents, “I’m a boy” (Snow 5). This is a scary statement made by children around the world even by the age of three. It was rare to hear this statement back in the 1900’s, and early 2000’s. However, now it slides out of children's mouths like its no big deal. It's said so often that when people hear it they really don't think anything about it. This is leaving many thinking why this question is being asked so often. Parents of these young children are taking immediate action, and letting their kid switch genders without much thought. Parents shouldn't let their children transition from a young age because gender confusion is often temporary, children may be subjected to bullying, and a change this…show more content…
A great deal of parents do not understand this, and they freak out when their child undergoes this phase. When they turn to other scenarios on the internet, they only see the worst cases. They will be overwhelmed with the amount of people saying that their child is transgender. The internet will tell them that it's not confusion, that it needs to be helped. Parents are basically being told that they need to take control of the situation right away. Gender confusion can often be a result of family problems (Wente 15). When a family is going through tough times it can be a lot of stress on a child. It starts to make them question themselves. They question why they aren't good enough for their parents to get along. Some may even come to conclusion that if they were the opposite gender then their parents would love them more. This leads to a child to want to transition. Parents will automatically take action because of this. Once family drama clears up, the child will forget all about their confusion. Some teens are apparently becoming transgender just to fit in (Hodges 1). It is 2018 and it's now alright to be different. In Fact, if people want…show more content…
According to Yale University, Bullied victims are 7% more apt to commit suicide (Bullying Suicide Statistics 3). If parents really love their child then they would do almost anything to protect them from harm. Being transgender is hard enough within itself, but when bullying is added to the situation it makes it so much more difficult. Kids can be extremely cruel, and since their brains aren't developed, they can take that cruelness and make some bad decisions. Adults on the other hand are usually open to change and will be mostly accepting. So when someone makes the big step to transform at an older age, their peers will be more open and considerate of the idea. A recent study conducted by J. Anderson revealed that a wide majority of students that have been bullied reported being called mean names, and being made fun of (Bullying Suicide Statistics 7). It's not very hard for children nowadays to find something wrong with others. Especially when someone has something wrong already. Transgender kids will be bullied twice as much because they are different. If people make the transformation when their older, they will be more apt to better deal with the bullying. Younger aged people will most likely have a harder time coping with the teasing and bullying, which could potentially lead to self harm or even worse. “M.C. Lampe couldn't take any more bullying. So
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