5 Reasons I am Teaching My Son That He Is a Boy

African American mother child

Transgenderism has taken over the headlines in American culture, even though research tells us the LGBTQ community represents less than 4% of the country's population. This small but mighty community has me thinking, as a mom, what I'll teach my son about gender. Are contemporary parents doing something wrong if they teach their children to identify with the gender they are given at birth?

Here Are 5 Reasons I am Teaching My Son That He Is a Boy

1. Kids Frequently Change Their Minds

Kids are fickle. While walking through the grocery store with my son, he transforms from a lion to a monkey to an elephant at a moment’s notice. Children are indecisive, and choosing a gender does not change that fact. Research tells us the decision to transition during childhood is almost always met with regret. In fact, the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) reports that “as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after natural passing through puberty.” That same manual states: "...many children with gender dysphoria outgrow it as they age.”