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Let kids be kids

I was shocked when I read the caption beneath the photo of the article about transgender students (“Transgender directive causes 13 states to sue,” Aug. 13). The mother of a 5-year-old claims her daughter is a transgender child about to enter kindergarten. She wants their school district to change their bathroom policy.

Most 5-year-old children have only been wearing underwear for 2 1/2 years, are just learning how to write their ABC’s and the difference between capital and lower case letters. Her daughter already knows her “gender identity” and the school is supposed to accommodate that?

Some parents need to stop treating their impressionable young children as though they are adults, capable of making some very grown-up decisions. Why not just allow them to be children and mature in the body they were born with?

Mindy Hart

Chattaroy



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