I encourage my son to be more feminine
I encourage my son to more feminine. I like think a boy's personality is more flexible than he realizes. Girls have been encouraged to take on a little more boyish tendencies in the past decade, I thought, what about boys? I wasn't too insistent about it. I'm the mother in this case. Call my son Ned. Not his real name.
When Ned was a baby, I would dress him in girl outfits for Halloween. He would be the cutest
Princess Belle of the neighborhood. When he was older and reading comic books, I would suggest to him to dress like his favorite female superhero, Raven. Ned always liked the cloak and cape anyways. He dressed in other girls clothes after that. I don't know how it happened, but he got some man b****. It's odd because he's the skinny type. I suggested a bra to help out, and it did.
I didn't make him cut his hair as often, so it grew out longer then most boys. I taught Ned how to braid it so it wasn't in his face all the time... Or I would give him one of my headbands. When he needed a book bag for school I got him a purse instead. I told him it was a satchel. He wore a girls necklace to go along with it. Something that wasn't too flashy.
When Ned wanted to join some after school activities I suggest the so-called girly ones before mentioning the so-called boy activities. He ended up doing ballet and art classes. He was excellent at both. Ned made many friends in both classes. They go shopping every now and then. He looks so cute when I come to pick him up.
Other than that long list, Ned is still your typical boy, and I think I did good job with him. I don't think I nagged him about it. My confession is, I encourage my son to be more feminine.