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Gender neutral parenting can mean a few things, some of which I approve of, and some I believe are a bad idea. For your suggestion of having your daughter wear gender neutral clothing I think that is fine so long as you allow her to express her own opinions as she gets older. It's entirely possible as she ages she will get annoyed that people keep guessing ...


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I personally know people who have switched genders, and going trans is certainly not out of the ordinary. Its also possible that when he made like he couldn't hear you that something was distracting his attention, such as activity from someone else...or it could have been a connection problem Its hard to say without reading the nuances of the situation, but ...


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You don't give many details, so it's not easy to answer your question, but I got with "should I do anything else?" You haven't explained why you don't trust your child. From all I can read, your child is sincere, so I would suggest, to believe your child and act accordingly. See that as an investment into your relationship. In detail this means: ...


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Your daughter is a girl. Let her dress and act like a girl. I'm not sure why you would expect that to be a bad thing in the US. I'm in the US and know girls who are just as girly as one can be, but are also C-level managers at software companies, chemical engineers, electrical engineers, unix sysadmins, construction company managers... the list goes on ...


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You can't change society, or only a small bit at a time. Western society is inherently gendered. Take clothing as an example: Many types of clothing that are traditionally male gendered are considered neutral and non-controversial when worn by a woman, but this doesn't go the other way round. A woman in a dress is considered more sexy, but less tough, a man ...


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