Speaking as one who was born to pants and tennis shoes but found himself being raised in skirts and curls from about 8 years old (after my father passed away), I can tell you that "health" has nothing to do with a boy's desire to wear a dress. There is some disagreement whether it was my step-mother's agenda to raise another daughter, or my desire to bond with my new step-mom and sis, the fact is that I grew up happy in a supportive family seeing a little blond girl in my mirror everyday. Obviously every boy is different, but I can tell you there are thousands here on EP who wished they had an opportunity to explore their girlish curiosities at an early age.
Amen to that.
I totally agree with you
Id make sure he was at least matching and did his make up properly.... and made sure he at least looked the best he could. Not up to me what my child wears. He is the one who has to carry that burden its my job as the parent to love and support my child through all things and to be there for him or her no matter what.....<br />
Make sure he understands whats gonna happen to him if he does it. Make sure he knows people will be mean and nasty toward him and may even want to hurt him because there are still insane bigots out there who think there opinions matter when it comes to stuff like this.
totally agree with you
blndtwr31, You sound like a fantastic parent. And you are right about the bigots, I've come across a few of them in my time. I just refer to them as idiots these days and think of them with contempt.
I would sit down and let him know that I have no problem with him being who he wants to be. I would try to help him be that person. I also would need to tell him of some of the problems he will face in this world.
I speak first with him (much). The dialogue is very important. Seen to that. I accede to his wishes. I clothe a girl completely. Then I'd take one day in the city. For he realizes the positive or negative view of it.
You know, I am an old boy, but need Your instructions (much)!
Probably discuss his decision with him, but make no judgement or show disapproval.
as a man that wears dresses and skirts i would have no problem with it
Of course I'd be okay with it, but I'd be concerned with how OTHER people would react to it. It's fine, but I'd worry about his safety.
If my son came up to me and asked me if he could wear a skirt I would say it is up to him and what ever he decited I would support him and his choice. and help him in any way I can .
If that was what he wanted, I don't see any problem with it. Afterall, daughters wear pants and no one had a problem with that.
I would not judge him.The problem is the narrow minded idiots that he will meet and especially in this holy "christian" country.<br />
I would be there for him.<br />
Its a lot better than going to Mass!
I'd say let's go shopping and get matching skirts.
I would take him shopping and let him pick what he wants. If he wanted a girl to go with us to help him with fashion that would be perfectly fine as well. Then I would arrange a girl's party for him if he wanted it. I would be ever so proud.
I'm from a family with a loooong history of homo/bisexuality and my son is already a GORGEOUS transvestite and we buy dresses (and lots more) for fun and the lifestyle!<br />
I don't know. I think I would want to know why he wanted to wear a skirt. Why he thought it was better for his health. After a serious talk to find out his motives for wanting to wear something non-traditional then we would make a decision as to what would be best for him.
Our son is not wearing a skirt.
me: Oh god! Let me help you then!<br />
really, im open and ready for possibilties
I'd take him to get a kilt. I wear one, nothing wrong with him wearing one too.
I would say Great! Because I am a crossdresser also!
Whether for physical or mental health, it wouldn't matter. I would tell him to wear skirts or dresses if he prefers, but warn him that they look best with stockings, so he has to keep his legs shaved. If he still persists, he would be required to wear all the time at home, heels as well. If it became a sexual gratification issue, I would reinforce our open door policy, even if he is laying on his bed ************, or encourage him to ********** in the living room with us there watching, while we are watching a movie or tv show together.
I'd just be like "whatever you wanna do, son." Clothes are clothes, for ****'s sake.
I agree, who decided what clothes were for girls and what were for boys anyway? And who gave them that right?
I dunno. I'm from Japan and I know in the old days we used to wear robes and kimonos.
I'd let him wear the skirt