This is so wrong.
Not only are the parents failing to be parents here…not only are the school officials failing to be responsible adults here…they’re expecting third-grade children to join them in perpetuating this male child’s fantasy that he’s a female.
A Pennsylvania elementary school has angered parents by giving them one-day’s notice of planned counseling sessions with 100 third-grade students to explain that one of their male classmates would soon begin wearing girls’ clothing and taking a female name and to ask that they accept him as a girl and not make unkind remarks.
The exercise in “social transition” was initiated by the boy’s parents who approached the administration at Chatham Park Elementary School in Haverford Township asking that the school help in having their child’s female identity find acceptance among his peers. After consulting experts on transgender children, the Haverford School District sent letters to parents advising them the school guidance counselor would meet with their children, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer.
If any of the adults involved here had any sense of decency or responsibility they’d do anything they could to correct this child and get him solidly grounded in the reality that he is a male human being.
In a more responsible, more enlightened age, the parents and school officials would have reinforced to this child that he is a male, instead of indulging in this harmful fantasy. In a more enlightened age, what they’re doing would have been considered abusive to the child.
And there wouldn’t have even been a thought of expecting other school children to perpetuate this fantasy.
Our civilization is in deep trouble, folks.