As a parent, you might be concerned if your daughter started dressing up as a tomboy. You may worry that she’s trying to fit in or gain approval by faking it. In reality, it’s unhealthy to encourage someone to dress up like another gender. But it would help if you remembered that nurturing a girl begins at home.
Emilia is a tomboy
If your daughter is a tomboy, you need to know the causes of her behavior and respond accordingly. While some girls are wired that way, others aren’t. Some girls are naturally athletic and are predisposed to act like tomboys. In either case, tomboy behavior has nothing to do with transgenderism or homosexuality and will not affect your daughter’s sexuality later in life.
Trying to get approval by pretending to be someone other than her authentic self is unhealthy.
This behavior can lead to self-doubt and the desire to impress others. The result is unrealistic standards that could lead to unhealthy consequences, especially in college. The environment is often unsupervised, and peer pressure can be high.
Avoiding unkind, hurtful, and mean gossip if your daughter becomes a tomboy
One way to help your daughter avoid becoming a tomboy is to teach her to be a lady. This means not saying unkind things to others. Saying good things about other people can help them feel better. Avoid talking down to others, as these words can hurt others. Kids learn quickly. Instead, talk to them positively and encourage them.