It is not news to any of us that children are teased and bullied on a daily basis because of their outward appearance. Those who do not conform to these gender norms become at risk for bullying or worse.
The good news is that a societal shift is in motion. The former societal, medical and mental health approach was that if the child doesn’t fit, we need to change the child. Research now shows us that this approach was both harmful to children and to their communities.
The current accepted approach is to support the children in who they are. …