my.hsj.org – By Katarina Thompson
When growing up, your parents typically buy you toys that are associated with your gender. Normally if you’re a girl you would yearn to have a beautiful Barbie doll, and if you’re a boy, you would smile with joy when given a ball to play with. But imagine a three year old boy who has no interest in balls, cars, or action heroes. All he wants to do is play dress up and put on his mother’s makeup. Or imagine a young girl who wants nothing more than to play outside with other boys, and wants to dress exactly like a boy and wants the typical “boy haircut”. These children are not old enough to realize that they are not doing typical “boy” or “girl” things, but they are old enough to know that they were born in the wrong body.