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Posted on 05/29/2014 2:11:58 PM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Why I finally let my son buy a dress: Father's moving story about coming to terms with his five-year-old's true identity
father has opened up about how he came to terms with his young son's love of girls' clothes and toys.
Yuvi Zalkow, a writer based in Portland, Oregon, writes in an essay published on Medium.com that when his son first started exhibiting feminine qualities, his instinct was to fight against it, attempting to steer him towards superhero action figures instead of dolls, dresses and nail polish.
But ultimately he came to realize that the most important thing was the boy's happiness. 'Who the hell was I to tell him another way?' he writes. 'What is blamable here? This is being alive.'
His son was four years old the day that Mr Zalkow, carrying him home from daycare, worked up the courage to take him dress-shopping after he had expressed his interest in girls' clothes for months.
At the Goodwill store, 'he pulled me to the dress aisle like he had been shopping there a thousand times before,' writes the author.
'He picked two pink dresses with flowers on them, one skimpy dress that seemed inappropriate even for a girl, and a white one that seemed only fit for a wedding. "Dada," he said as he handed the white one to me. "I love this one the most."'
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‘Who the hell was I to tell him another way?’
Presumably you are his FATHER, moron.
Good heavens. What is wrong with people like this?
Buying him a dress instead of getting him mental help and counseling is child abuse.
I'm sure he also lets this kid eat the whole damn bag of potato chips and doesn't make him clean his room. This poor kid is going to be one unhappy adult.
This country is in the grip of raving insanity.
Read the comments...”Bravo, Dad!” “If only there were more dads like him.”
I bet this father will be really proud in a few years when his son is in his dress cruising the gay bars, getting anally penetrated and contracting sexually transmitted diseases.
The only time I’m going to buy nail polish is to use it as the pyrogen for making Estes-like rocket igniters.
Was mom on the pill while pregnant (before she knew) or while nursing? Does he eat a lot of soy containing processed foods? Does he eat from plastic containers? I often wonder about the effects of estrogen when I hear these stories.
What’s the point of being a parent anymore if you don’t tell kids how to live their life!
I mean really, that’s part of “parenting.” Otherwise, its just pointless free renting of room and board and wasted colege expenses.
Children will bark like a dog but good parents don’t encourage them to think they are dogs.
Look deeper at these parents and you’ll see they encouraged him to think this, 5 year old was a girl from infancy. Sickos.
Get Dad a dress, too.
Father’s moving story......
I think my bowels are moving.
...or it has itself mutilated into a faux “female.”
Then he’ll grow up just this guy....
Sick bastard of the year award.
Just about every little boy tried on his mom’s high heals and hat. Mother or father usually tells him that little boys don’t do that and that’s it. Every once in a while you get a person like this guy who instead takes the kid out and buys him a dress. The outcome of that is clear. You have a young man who is mixed up. You have a father who shirked his duty.
“Just about every little boy tried on his moms high heals and hat. Mother or father usually tells him that little boys can do this for Halloween or for a theatre production but otherwise it’s not okay” -——there fixed it...
Hey even I think there is a time and place for everything.
Take the children away from these lunatic “parents”.
My wife, who was stunned but didn't skip a beat, retorted that "He is a boy."
No normal 4-year-old obsesses with clothes, of ANY kind. This kid needs help, not enabling.
Yeah, a bowel movement.
'Who the hell was I to tell him another way?' he writes....But ultimately he came to realize that the most important thing was the boy's happiness
I guess if he wants to eat nothing but candy and ice cream every meal, stay up till 1:00 AM each night, play in the street, etc., that would all be peachy keen, so long as he's happy?
Seems so obvious to the sane amongst us.
My nephew liked to wear his sisters silk panties when he was five. My brother said to him it wasn’t a good idea and that was it. He grew out of it and is a normal 16 year old.
I wish Archbishop Dolan would refrain from commenting on news articles.
Doesn't he mean why he finally bought his son a dress? Unless the then-four-year-old had a job or his own source of income.
This "man" is one sick person. He deserves to have his son taken away way more than many other parents, like say those ones that named their son Adolf or whatever, that do.
Does Mom want a girl but not a second child, so she subtly encourages feminine behavior instead of a healthier outlet?
Are the parents encouraging gender neutral behavior in the name of political correctness? And then they accidentally encouraged the female behavior?
Is he being groomed for this by man-hating lesbians and/or feminists?
The two buddies were getting ready for bed in the hunting shack, and the one guy noticed the other had thong underwear on!
“Earl! What the heck!!?? Since when did you start wearing lady’s underwear!!???”
“Ever since my wife found a pair in my truck’s glove box.”
“Presumably you are his FATHER, moron.”
Of course he is. Sure.
Caption: PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!!!!!
His son was four years old the day that Mr Zalkow, carrying him home from daycare, worked up the courage to take him dress-shopping
Writer, shame-ridden schmo, maker of lowbrow videos on creativity. Half-assed podcaster. My novel is reluctantly available.
I’ve worn a dress before....for a Halloween party. The kids saw me.
Which is why my son will never do it.
A perfectly legitimate use!
Not much of one.
Yuvi Zalkow @yuvizalkow · May 27
One important parenting test is how you handle your 5-yr-old boy telling others on the plane how his penis tickles when there is turbulence.
Yuvi Zalkow @yuvizalkow · May 24
First solo flight with the kid... and his princess coloring book...
Revoke his Man Card.....STAT!
As I posted almost exactly two years ago (is there some liberal with a checklist “Annually, late in May, publish another article supporting transgender disorder as normal in very young boys”):
I’m not willing to stipulate, not even for the sake of argument, that the proper treatment for a mental illness is to reinforce the delusion. I had a son who decided at a young age that he was a puppy. That’s a fun game for a few hours, one that I’m sure many parents have dealt with, but it lasted more than a day. Rather than getting him a collar and a doggy dish and being completely supportive of a permanent identity change, perhaps even demanding that others call my son “Spot”, I got the other kids ice cream. “Puppies don’t eat ice cream, you know.” It only took a little over an hour of things puppies don’t do before we heard the last doggie whimper and my son decided he’d rather be a boy.
I would not amputate the leg of a child with “body image identity disorder” (a real disorder in which people want a body part removed). Any decent person and even many democrats would recognize amputation in that context as child abuse and medical malpractice. Why do the genitals get special politically correct treatment when it comes to this mental illness? As an adult, I recognize the difference between an adult and a child, and I would not permit someone under 18 to make irreversible decisions or even long-term decisions of this nature about their own lives. If there are psychologists, psychiatrists, and surgeons sick enough to mutilate adults with this mental illness, or to support that mutilation, I can’t stop them. I will not, however, support the abuse of mentally ill children in the name of political correctness.
My little boys were also drawn to blingy princess dresses. But I realized what they loved was the sparkle, not the dress. I got them dress-up clothes like pirates, etc (with lots of sparkle!). Result: Happy boys! I wish more parents realized that most kids are just attracted by glitz.
And the Sonoma has been is love with you ever since!
Pathetic disgusting cretinous child abusing failure who deserves to be struck down.
Child abuse by a mind-mangled LIB idiot. Poor kid...looks for guidance from a LIB. Bad judgement at an early age.
Never fooled with differentials but remember one bit of advice from HS auto mechanics class. It was that lipstick was very helpful in doing some of the alignments and teeth contact testing.
Over and over for years my daughter did not want to hold my hand in parking lots so eventually I gave and let her just run around and...
Are you Effing kidding me? This blithering idiot would be better off with the millstone because eternity is not going to be pleasant.
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