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09/01/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

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Kat on

While physically at such a young age seem a potential for even more problems, I applaud these parents for embracing their daughter’s needs. With all the confusion she is going though, at least she knows they support her.

eternalcanadian on

Regarding “JC Penney pulls ‘I’m too pretty to do homework’ tee” if is about time! Shame of JCP for even putting such clothing out in the first place. It’s tough enough women still make about 75 cents per dollar that men make than to still have sexist and “dumbed down” attitudes in 2011!

Regarding “•Would you take parenting advice from Kris Jenner?” heck no! Her children are piss poor role models for todays young girls not to mention the idiotic things they’ve done like sex tapes, breast augmentation, and “oops, I didn’t know I was supposed to take my birth control pill every day” stuff.

Regarding “•Parents help their son Jack, 10, transition into daughter named Jackie” I say kudos! If more parents were enlightened like this, there’d be a lot less suicides and lifelong angst (example is Chaz Bono). Now if only the rest of society would wake up and realize one’s sexuality is a complex issue and not male or female and heterosexual anymore.

mary on

Exactly right you two ladies! Support is exactly what children of all ages need when they are faced with insecurity and questions about their sexuality!

Lucy on

My oldest son was really into girl things and would act like a girl at home. We talked about how he felt about wanting to be a girl and I asked if he wanted to have his penis removed? He said no, so I said he couldn’t be a girl. I also explained that being a girl is more than just superficial crap like how chicks dress and talk. There are women who don’t wear pink or dresses or who didn’t play with dolls or who don’t want children or want to have sex with men. These women might be considered butch, but that doesn’t make them any less female. Being a woman isn’t just having long hair or wearing lipstick. Men can do those things and still be men. He is still into “girl” stuff, but he’s accepted that he is in fact male.

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