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Is Genderless Child Rearing Healthy?

By Therealsupermum @TheRealSupermum

 

Is Genderless Child Rearing healthy?

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I admit when I came across this article and discussion I had no idea what Genderless Child Rearing even was.

 

Genderless Child Rearing is basically raising your child taking into no consideration what gender the child is. Parents who agree with this method believe that raising children without their gender being a factor is not only healthy for them but will help them be successful in today’s society.

 

Parent Central hosts an article about a Canadian couple who have raised their children with this method and other than the parents of course and the midwife who delivered their children, nobody else knows what gender their two children are.

 

Now forgive me if I am wrong but I thought What the ****?

 

If you really want to get to know someone, you don’t ask what’s between their legs,” says Stocker.

When Storm was born, the couple sent an email to friends and family: “We’ve decided not to share Storm’s sex for now — a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in Storm’s lifetime (a more progressive place? …).”

Their announcement was met with stony silence. Then the deluge of criticisms began. Not just about Storm, but about how they were parenting their other two children.

I am trying to imagine raising my own 6 children without taking into account their gender. But I can’t, I have 3 girls and 3 boys and certainly notice that raising girls and raising boys is some what different.

 

Casey my 9 year old is very much a girly girl, what would life be like for her if I had raised her this way?

 

Surely Kia aged 3 would know she was a girl, she has a front bum as she calls it while her brothers have a tiddler, as they are boys.

 

Would I not be causing sheer confusion by hiding the fact they are a boy or girl?

 

What we noticed is that parents make so many choices for their children. It’s obnoxious,” says Stocker.

 

Is that not our jobs as parents? To make the best choices we can for our children?
So my dear readers I ask you – Is Genderless Child Rearing healthy? Leave me a comment to let me know your views.
A Debate Corner Post By The Real Supermum


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