Ils refusent de dire si leur enfant de deux ans est un garçon ou une fille

Hi! We've made quite a few new friends since Alex Morris' #THEYBY article came out in @NYmag and @TheCut this week. We want to introduce ourselves to you and welcome you into our world! I'm Kyl, Zoomer's mom, Brent is Zoomer's dad, and Zoomer is our incredible little toddler. Brent and I practice gender creative parenting. We didn't assign a gender to Zoomer, we don't disclose their sex to people who don't need to know, and we use gender-neutral pronouns for Zoomer (they/them/their). We actively work to provide Zoomer with an environment that celebrates their individuality. We expose them to all kinds of toys, clothes, colors and activities and we encourage their interests and self-expression. Parenting this way has certainly reduced Zoomer's experiences with gendered micro-aggressions and stereotypes. Additionally, we actively strive to teach Zoomer about diversity, inclusion, equality, autonomy, and social justice. We are able to do this with an amazing network of supportive and loving family members, friends, and caretakers. We are very proud and confident about our decision to raise Zoomer this way and we felt a responsibility to be a resource for people who are interested in learning more about gender creative parenting. As you'll see, there is virtually NO negativity on our account. We are proud of the community we have cultivated here and we intentionally created a space that is accessible, respectful, kind and fun. We're happy you're here. Check out our website RaisingZoomer.com and my TEDx talk (google "Kyl Myers TED talk"). We hope you find what you're looking for. Feel free to DM us with your questions. And if you feel so inclined, we'd love to know more about you! ⭐️ What's your name, where are you from, and what brought you here? ⭐️ - The Courtney-Myers Family

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Hors de question pour eux d'identifier le genre de leur enfant. Même s'ils sont conscients qu'elle penchera vers un sexe ou l'autre d'ici quelques mois.

Ils font partie du mouvement Gender Creative Parenting. Kyl et Brent Myer appliquent les principes de ce groupe à la lettre: ils refusent de donner le sexe de leur enfant Zoomer, deux ans. Leur famille proche connaît son genre mais pour les autres, le mystère est complet. Leur crédo: "Ne dévoilez pas son sexe à des gens qui n'ont pas besoin de le savoir."

Ils se réfèrent à Zoomer en faisant usage d'un pronom neutre. "Le sexe ne nous dit rien sur la personnalité de l'enfant, sur son tempérament, sa couleur préférée, ses préférences alimentaires, son sens de l'humour, ses attitudes envers le changement climatique et ses autres traits de personnalité uniques", expliquent Kyl et Brent.

Difficile cependant d'empêcher l'enfant, quand il grandit, de se référer à un sexe ou à un autre. "Zoomer choisira probablement un sexe avant l'âge de trois ou quatre ans", confie sa mère. "Mais nous ne voulons pas le faire en son nom." Les parents veulent laisser à leur enfant "la liberté d'explorer sa propre identité".

Ils racontent leur expérience ici.

We've gotten lots of new followers and we just wanted to take a moment and say, THANKS Y'ALL, FOR BEING SO NICE! If we could buy you each an ice cream cone, we sure would!

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"Twuck!"

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Par: Deborah Laurent 17/04/18 - 05h30