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My 8 year old wants to be a girl.
Fast-forward 4 years, & I'm still dealing with these issues,& now it's become a problem in school & for our family.
Last year, my son told everyone to call him Jessica.Since the 1st grade, he has been telling students he is a girl.It's now effecting his school life.He sneaks my clothes & shoes to school. He sits & draws female cartoons instead of school work.(Very detailed drawings & quite good, I must admit.1 of them is my profile pic.) I believe that,b/c we don't let him do these things at home, he sees school is an outlet to hide it.
Now, whenever I visit his class, several students come to me and ask, "Is J a boy or a girl?", b/c they're confused. It's very hurtful, especially when I get strange looks from teachers & parents.The parents think I'm doing something wrong. Any advice on how to deal w/having to explain what's going on to other adults?