Art Vandelay wrote: TheRock wrote:
Madison wrote:However, when to explain things to kids is very important. I want my son to know the dangers of alcohol and smoking, but even at 7 years old I'm not handing him a beer or a cigarette. Both age, and maturity level come into play when dealing with things of this nature, and I just don't feel that most 5 year olds are mature enough to be able to understand why their male teacher is now a female.
Mad really hit it on the head here, I'm sure all parents have their own very strong opinions and reasons for when
their child is ready to learn things about the world. Just because some people don't mind teaching their 5 year olds anything and everything doesn't give them the right to expose everyone else's child to it to force the issue.
But does the fact that some people don't want to teach their children something give those people the right to deny someone else employment? the way I see it, a person's right to live their life however they desire (as long as they are not causing physical harm to someone else) trumps a parent's right to keep their child sheltered from the reality of life in the 21st century.
This has nothing to do with not wanting to teach a child something, or keeping them sheltered, and you seem to be missing that fact completely. We are talking about 5 year old kids here for crying out loud. Would you hand a 5 year old kid a beer, shot of Vodka, a cigarette, or a joint? Would you tell your kid at 5 years old that there is no Santa? Would you explain sex in it's complete form to a 5 year old? 5 years old is certainly not old enough for any kid to fully understand anything I listed. Sex change operations fall into that catagory as well.
You are correct that anyone can choose to live their lives the way they want. He wanted a sex change, fine with me, but at the same time, he chose
to have the sex change and should be well prepared to live his/her life accordingly. If that means having to switch schools (And would that really be a big deal? There are elementary schools within driving distance everywhere, and he/she wouldn't have to deal with this problem at all.), or even move up to middle school, then what's the problem? He/She chose
to do this, so they should accept the responsibility for those actions.
The school system trying to force 5 year olds to understand something that is ridiculously beyond their comprehension level isn't exactly the smartest thing to do. Then again, schools keep proving they have no idea what they are doing all the time, so I really shouldn't be too surprised they went this way in this situation.
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