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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Aquamarina1234, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

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  2. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Wasn't there a disturbing book about a child called It?
  3. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    I am more disturbed about the 11 month old grandmother.
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  4. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    I'd term this as child abuse and take the child into care...
  5. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Really, Frank? The parents might be a bit odd but that child is clearly much loved, both by the parents and the grandmother. A spell in care would be potentially far more damaging, I'd have thought.
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  6. blue451

    blue451 Lead commenter

    I blame the grandparents who named her Hobbit.
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  7. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    What a mean old grandma never to have changed the poor child's nappy.
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  8. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    Oh, I don't know, several celebrity dads have said they never changed one-and I know quite a few grandads who didn't think they should have to...
  9. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    How can the child be loved if the parents are carrying out a socialisation experiment on him or her?
    What are the chances of these parents accepting the child’s development if it’s not the one they “agree” with? Why will the accept the child’s natural development when they clearly think that there’s no such thing? If they presumably think that childen are “blank slates”adopt its “own” gender? So many questions.
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  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    A bit odd?

    The parents are clearly screaming nutters and will no doubt scar their child for life. This type of boat-living, ponytailed, gender-hating and vegan (probably) new age hippies will cause all sorts of problems that the poor child's school will, in future years, be expected to put right.
  11. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Actually, I think the education system shares some of the blame for not insisting that Philip Larkins' "This Be The Verse" was compulsory reading.
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  12. enigma23

    enigma23 New commenter

    I’ve exhausted all opportunities to be attention seeking myself, so I will bring my baby in to the world and announce him/her gender neutral to get more attention.

    Fast forward 10 years, and I will get every teacher in trouble for calling them him/her and I will expect them to deal with the inevitable bullying and teasing and other issues just because I was self centred at his/her birth.

    Go away! - I agree with Frank, I’d want them done for child abuse. I can’t wait until this fad in society is over.

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  13. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    From experience at a school where many children had been through the system, I agree with nizebaby that few things in life are more damaging to a child than a period in care. Kids will lie and cover up for their parents to avoid it for themselves and their siblings.
  14. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Having heard them on the radio this morning, I'd say 'a bit odd' doesn't really cover it, TBH...
  15. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    I agree, but if the parents have already decided that their kid is going to “choose” an alternative gender then it’s less risky than puberty blocking drugs or irreversible surgery.
  16. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    The only thing which mildly surprised me about the parents is that they are married. If asked, I would have guessed they'd prefer to avoid the patriarchal bondage that the institution of marriage represents for those people who identify as women. Sorry, wimmin.
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  17. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Yes, that was unpredictable!
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  18. Nellyfuf2

    Nellyfuf2 Senior commenter

    It is a girl then?
    Were they disappointed?
    People in this country prefer girls usually.
    We are gendered......... there are differences. That child is going to acquire language and begin to ask questions.Toddlers can tell the gender of their pals by their gait. ( Little boys move from the hips).
    The Wasp Factory.
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  19. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Have they nothing better to do ?
  20. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Surely the better question is "have the BBC nothing better to report?"
    It's a front. It has to be important. And much discussed. It's the top story.
    We might even forget to discuss the imminent riots and food shortages.

    There's nothing like a middle class beatnik self aggrandising child rearing technique to quash mass dissent. Well done-genius backpedaling, BBC!
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