dave21
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my 7 year old grandson wishes he was a girl

My 7 year old grandson wishes he was a girl ,he asked me if I knew how he could become one . I don't think his parents will take this seriously , but I'm concerned since he prefers to play with girls. He has a 14 year old sister who he idolizes ,and wants to be with her all the time. I would like some help on this.

thank you,
Dave21
In Topics: Physical development, Physical Health
> 60 days ago

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Dr.Monika
Jul 7, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

As young as 3 years of age children know the difference between being a boy or a girl.  Your grandson's wishes to be a girl could only be a stage that will pass.  However, if he exhibits gender identity issue over time, you should suggest that his parents discuss the gender identity problem with their child's regular health care providers.

Suggested reading:

Gender identity disorder

http://www.webmd.com/sex/gender-identity-disorder

Best regards.
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