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What does gender mean for your kid?

Children are often taught gender cues from a very early early age. Even if their perspective on gender is broad, they will often pick up cues on what are "girl" things and what are "boy" things. However, some kids don’t associate with either male or female gender expression in things like clothing, toys, or activities. For other children, their assigned gender might differ completely from the gender they identify with -- making them feel trapped or anxious. It is ok to feel anxious or to have questions yourself regarding this subject, so seek out information and help from professionals when it comes to supporting a kid who may feel different to their assigned gender.

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