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Why Do You Need to Know if My Child is Gay?

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2013/01/30/why-do-you-need-to-know-if-my-child-is-gay">Why Do You Need to Know if My Child is Gay?</a>

When one of our children was little (maybe three or four years old) a friend asked me if I thought he was gay. I was taken aback by the question, mainly because I hadn't even begun to think about my child's sexuality and I wondered why my friend had. And I was slightly put out. I was reminded of that feeling this weekend when a friend related the frustration of another parent at being constantly asked if her teenage son was gay. Part of me thought - why, would she be embarrassed if he was? - but I could relate to a vague feeling of intrusion. Read full article

Little Girl Tells Marketers - Girls like Superheroes Too

I had to share this from a friend's Facebook share: a little girl called Riley passionately complains about how marketers try to "trick" children - she asks why everything is pink for girls - why boys get all the superheroes? Good questions Riley! One minute video. Read full article

Of Course, You'll Want the Pink Party Bag, Won't You?

<a href="/blogs/sallycollings/2011/06/27/of-course-youll-want-the-pink-party-bag-wont-you">Of Course, You&#039;ll Want the Pink Party Bag, Won&#039;t You?</a>

Not so long ago, I wrote about my six-year-old daughter’s ambition to be a builder. Cunning inventions made from sunglasses and old CDs attached with straw flow from her fingers, and nothing makes her happier than a new box of Lego. She is also uncannily gifted at Monopoly, so I look forward to enjoying old age supported by my wealthy and astute property developer of a daughter. She is not a keen clothes shopper (‘no’ is her assessment of most garments), but given the choice she would prefer to pick a Ben 10 t-shirt from the boys’ side of the store than a pink fairy dress from the girls’ aisle. Read full article