Kids Need to Feel Supported When It Comes to Gender Identity

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How many times have you heard, “blue is for boys, pink is for girls”? Or that “dolls are for girls and trucks are for boys?” Even though many of us are accustomed to hearing about gender being as simple and as clear cut as girl or boy, sex and gender are complex concepts. For some young people, it can be frustrating when others make assumptions about how they should act, what they should wear and what they should play with based on their gender. Pressure to behave a certain way can come from friends, classmates, family, teachers, coaches, TV shows … Continue reading