I am referring people to || this location || for a discussion of transgenderism and school children. “Being Schooled About Transgenders” discusses the cases of Coy Mathis and “Kathryn” – two children who from toddlerhood identified themselves as members of the opposite sex. Now, they want to use the bathroom of the opposite gender (they haven’t undergone sex-change surgery, of course – too young!)
The author, Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D. She points out that toddlers and pre-schoolers right on through high school will “test the limits.” Giving in to these testing the limits behaviors will make the child insecure. Enforcing the appropriate limits will make the child more secure.
She goes on to say: “Brain research shows that during adolescence there is tremendous growth in the brain. As I noted in my book Children at Risk, Dr. Jay Giedd, chief of brain imaging in the child psychiatry branch at the National Institute of Mental Health said, “It’s sort of unfair to expect [teens] to have adult levels of organizational skills or decision-making before their brains are finished being built.” Indeed. Yet psychologists and psychiatrists are encouraging not just teens, but children as young as four and five years of age, to deny their gender and, perhaps, start taking life-altering hormones before puberty.”
Her final conclusion? “There are so many questions and areas that present pitfalls regarding this issue that it seems schools should stay out of transgendering altogether. Perhaps if schools focused on teaching the necessary basics and avoided eagerly following the latest pseudo-scientific fads, children would be better prepared for life by the time they graduate. But then, those pushing their warped progressive ideology wouldn’t be able to experiment on them.”
Sounds like a winner to me!