Children as young as three are being asked what gender they identify with.
Parents in Brighton and Hove who are seeking a place for their children in primary school, have been asked to ‘support your child to choose the gender they most identify with or if they have another gender identity please leave this blank and discuss this with your child’s school.’
Read a more detailed report, along with some thoughtful comments from one of the parents, here. And also see this personal account by a person who, as a young girl, preferred all things male and yet is profoundly thankful that her parents simply let her be herself, that she was under no pressure to transgender, and is now a happily-married woman (who likes football and is good at DIY).
Whatever we think of adults transgendering, let’s leave children to be themselves, to mature without these kinds of pressures, and to find out all in good time who they are.