To see children be mean to each other is one the most heart-breaking situations I know. That’s why I got really upset when I read this post on Facebook. A woman is sharing a story about how her son got teased for having “girl socks”, in front of the othe childs mother. Not only did this mother not stopped her kid, she actually participated by laughing and agreeing with her child. Since posted on Facebook her story has gone viral, with over 80 000 people showing their support for this mother by sharing her post. If we, as parents and adults, don’t teach our kids how to treat others – who will?
“To the mother at nursery picking up your child. You may have thought I didn’t hear you but let me assure you I did!! When your child pointed out my SON had love hearts on his socks, and mocked them for being GIRLS socks you absolutely tore apart my faith in this world, because you agreed and laughed along with your child.
My son is 3 years old, he loves love hearts, he loves the colour pink, he loves to play with dolls and prams. But what he loves more than anything, is having the independence to make his own choices. He chose these socks in the shop, and he chose to wear them today.
Why should we teach our children that certain things are for girls/boys?? If my son wants to wear a dress, he can!! If he wants to wear a big fluffy hat, he can!! And if he wants to wear socks with love hearts, HE CAN!! I am bringing up my son to be whoever he wants to be and I do not appreciate people like you poking fun at him, telling him he’s wrong for what he wears or dictating what he should or shouldn’t do/wear.
This is the perfect age to allow our children to make their own decisions and let them figure out who THEY want to be, not who society says they should be! This is MY SON. And I love him. Love heart socks and all!! ❤ Feel free to share. I’d really like to make sure she, and anyone else that thinks it’s ok to specify gender in clothes/toys etc, see’s this and hopes narrow mindedness is replaced with open mindedness. ❤❤❤”
All children should get to wear what they like without getting teased or bullied, please share if you agree