Originally Posted by Kiani
Ahh man, year 11 psychology memories.
According to the textbook, its due to what we were exposed to early on in life, little girls are wrapped in pink blankets and little boys in blue, little girls are sat infront of Dora The Explorer and little boys are say infront of Thomas The Tank Engine. However, when they begin socialising with other children, they want to fit in, its human instinct to please other people, so they take interest in what someone else likes and from there their interests grow and stick.
Never happened to me. Maybe cuz of my Aspergers, but I've never wanted to fit in. I refused all attempts to make me more ladylike; I hated wearing dresses, broke any dolls that were given to me and lumbered around like a baby elephant in ballet classes. The only dress I ever wanted to wear was one my granny made me; it was plain red without any frills, bows or girly patterns. I lived in boys clothes for years and played with toy cars, Transformers and guns. The only toys I had that were girly were My Little Ponies, and that was more to do with a love of horses than of girly stuff.
However, now I regularly wear makeup and skirts; I wear heels, I like to pamper myself; I don't think not being girly as a child made the slightest bit of difference; probably cuz my mum just let me get on with it instead of trying to force me to be like other girls of my age. Some parents do that and it makes me sad. Who cares if your little boy likes to play with his sister's toy kitchen instead of with guns? You should love them anyway, however they turn out.