Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Once Again This Is Something That We All Know

That the really is no difference between trans and non-trans children, that once we get over our transition we are the same as everyone else.
Study: Trans and Cisgender Kids Aren’t That Different
Two University of Washington researchers find that ‘in many ways, the basic gender development of socially transgender children is quite similar to that of other children.’
The Daily Beast
By Samantha Allen
April 25, 2017

Transgender children aren’t all that different from other children, a new study published in the journal Child Development suggests. They just have a gender other than the one assigned to them at birth.

For the study, University of Washington researchers Anne Fast and Kristina Olson recruited 36 transgender 3- to 5-year-old children who had socially transitioned, meaning that they are living as their gender but are still too young for medical treatment.

They also assembled a control group of 36 cisgender (non-transgender) children as well as a third group comprised of 24 cisgender siblings of transgender and gender nonconforming children. All of these children were asked to complete various tasks and answer standard questions related to gender.

Ultimately, the researchers found that the transgender children were remarkably similar to their cisgender peers, discovering that “young transgender children were just as likely as [cisgender] children to (a) show preferences for peers, toys, and clothing culturally associated with their expressed gender, (b) dress in a stereotypically gendered outfit, (c) endorse flexibility in gender stereotypes, and (d) say they are more similar to children of their gender than to children of the other gender.”

“These findings suggest that, in many ways, the basic gender development of socially transgender children is quite similar to that of other children,” they concluded.
I know maybe a half a dozen trans children and teenagers and it would be very hard to tell who is trans and who is not.

If their parents are cool with trans children their children will  be cool with trans children but if their parents make a fuss over trans children so will the children. The children get along fine, it is the adults who stir up trouble.

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