Are toys, colors, or fashion inherently gender specific? What would you do if your son wants to play with "girl" toys, wear dresses and prance around with a pink purse? Or if your daughter wants to play or wear boy "stuff?"
As a parent of a tween boy, I experienced this dilemma. Find out how I handled and what mental health experts advise. Check out my latest piece on Mamiverse.
PS One expert interviewed said that nothing is "wrong" with your child if he expresses a desire to play with toys outside his or her gender norm. Letting them explore will be good for their self esteem. PS Make sure you don't live in Utah before you go ahead and let your son wear a dress.