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If I had a son who went to the toilet everyday, and still thought he was a girl. I would consider him having a mental ailment, or sickness. I would know that somethings wrong. Because in literal reality and fact, something is wrong; With his thinking, his perception, his mindset; His mind.
F..ing thank you. You seem to get what I'm going through now and you also seemed to live what I honestly fear. Before the "I'm a boy" I think it was always I'm in love with the Little Mermaid or some Disney Princess was her girlfriend.
originally posted by: Nola213
My daughter was the same way, then at around 12 she started dating a lot of boys, then all the sudden stopped at 13, said she was a lesbian, then about 6 months after, said she was transgender. Let me tell you it is hard. My "son" is now in "his" late teens, and has changed first name to a boys, and is taking hormone pills and is all in on becoming a man.
I'll always be there for my child, but we haven't spoke now in 3 years, that was his decision. I was not a great father, but was always there if he/she ever needed me. But it's really hard, if I slip and accidentally refer to him as a her in conversation..., forget it. I feel this is very selfish but he is still so young still so I understand. But I want him to understand that it really feels like I've lost my little girl. Like she died. It's really tough.
I don't know if there's anything you can do to prevent this happening, it does not seem to be a choice, I mean who in their right mind would want to be that way? Can't just be for attention, can it? Can it be a mental illness.., I don't think so, but I am not a doctor of any kind. I would not recommend shrinks as some put a lot of thoughts into a childs head (I believe anyways).
I hope things work out better for you, than they are me right now.
originally posted by: Vaedur
I posted this in the discussion due to the recent court ruling of bathrooms, but wanted to get it somewhere else, and added more here.. sorry if it's confusing to read, it's even more confusing to live:
All I can do is be dad, here for her. I will not be perfect, I may say things she doesn't like. Some of them will be right, most of them will be wrong. But .. I'll be dad, and I'll be here for her.. or him...