Just when we think that parents can't get any more obnoxious, (i.e. Pageant Mom gave her 8 yr old Botox!) some other parent elbows another out of the way. Here we have a baby that needs to choose for "it"self what he/she wants to become one day. Parents will not allow the world to tell their baby what sex he/she was born, they want they baby to decide on it's own!
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
We wonder why our children grow up to be so confused? Why don't we embrace who they are.. who God formed them to be? Encourage them to be the best Boy or Girl they can possibly be!
There are so many great books out there for just this. Bringing Up Boys, Raising a Modern Day Knight, and one of my favorites, Wild at Heart! These are all amazing books, but something has stood out to me in Wild at Heart that talks about letting a boy be a boy. How society is trying to feminize our boys as they "sit still, don't climb, don't do this, don't do that.." they are BOYS! Yes, there is a time and a place, but let them be boys!
Books for girls would be Raising a Modern Day Princess, Bringing Up Girls, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters. All of these could only strengthen our call to raise up our girls to be proud of who they are, and be confident!
This following article just bugged me so bad, I had to stop everything and blog a little. I haven't had time to just sit and add to my blog, there are a lot of things going on out there in the world I could talk about, but this is something I felt like I needed to say! :)When many couples have a baby, they send out an email to family and friends that fills them in on the key details: name, gender, birth weight, that sort of thing. (You know the drill: "Both Mom and little Ethan are doing great!")
But the email sent recently by Kathy Witterick and David Stocker of Toronto, Canada to announce the birth of their baby, Storm, was missing one important piece of information. "We've decided not to share Storm's sex for now--a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in Storm's lifetime (a more progressive place? ...)," it said.
That's right. They're not saying whether Storm is a boy or a girl.
There's nothing ambiguous about the baby's genitals. But as Stocker puts it: "If you really want to get to know someone, you don't ask what's between their legs." So only the parents, their two other children (both boys), a close friend, and the two midwives who helped deliver the now 4-month-old baby know its gender. Even the grandparents have been left in the dark.
Stocker and Witterick say the decision gives Storm the freedom to choose who he or she wants to be. "What we noticed is that parents make so many choices for their children. It's obnoxious," adds Stocker, a teacher at an alternative school.
They say that kids receive messages from society that encourage them to fit into existing boxes, including with regard to gender. "We thought that if we delayed sharing that information, in this case hopefully, we might knock off a couple million of those messages by the time that Storm decides Storm would like to share," says Witterick.
"In fact, in not telling the gender of my precious baby, I am saying to the world, 'Please can you just let Storm discover for him/herself what s (he) wants to be?!." she wrote in an email.....