Cross-dressing kids

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There are some children who like to dress up and sometimes it's a little boy who wants to dress in girl's clothes or a girl who always wants to wear the overalls and what they think of as typically boys clothes, and I think as parents we have to be very open with young children, to let them express who they are. There's a whole range of gender issues that are hard to talk about in our society even though things are getting more open. So, if you have a little boy who goes to school and is dressing up, make sure that the teacher is someone who is going to be okay with that and not make him feel ashamed. As a parent, don't make your child feel bad if that's what they go towards. If you have a husband or wife or partner who is really upset about this, you need to talk about what the issue is. As your child gets older and if they want to dress up as the opposite sex regularly, you might want to get some help to figure out how to make sure that they're not getting teased, and they're not feeling bad about who they are.

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Rona Renner has been a Registered Nurse for 46 years with a wide range of experience in health care. In the last 20 years she has focused her attention on pediatrics, parent education and advocacy, ADHD and learning differences. In 1992, she was trained by Kaiser Permanente Medical Center as a temperament counselor to help parents understand their child's behavior, and she co-wrote the temperament based parenting class manual. In 2002, she founded Childhood Matters, a non-profit organization producing radio shows in English and Spanish. "Nurse Rona" hosted a weekly call-in radio show for over nine years, and has appeared on many television shows, including CNN and 20/20. Rona is the author of Is That Me Yelling, a book aimed to help parents learn how to effectively communicate with their kids by focusing on their child's unique temperament, and their ownShe loves working with parents one-on-one, in groups, or in large workshops. Rona is happily married, has four adult children, and two grandsons.

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