Though he’s already caved to pressure, Mario Lopez was initially right: toddlers are too young to make big decisions like whether or not they want to switch genders. Really, I could’ve shortened that statement to something simpler: toddlers are too young to make big decisions. Toddlers often refuse naps, for crying out loud. When was the last time you, as an adult, turned down the opportunity to nap? Need I say more? Heck, even children as old as 16 are still too young to make life-altering decisions, which is why they’re the legal responsibility of their parents until they are legally adults. It’s also why we give teenagers and children a general pass on some of the dumb things they do. Kids are not equipped with enough life experience and wisdom to make certain calls. Yet in 2019, too many radical leftists think children as young as five and sometimes younger should be allowed to switch their genders? Put another way:
Radical leftists: "Mario Lopez doesn't understand the multi-faceted concept of gender!"
…but 3-yr-olds do??? pic.twitter.com/GITccl6gXk
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) July 31, 2019
Full disclosure: I’m not a parent. But I have parents. I know parents. I know children. So despite not having brought forth babes from my own loins, I still feel qualified enough to say the main roles of a parent are to protect a child when he or she cannot protect him or herself, to teach the child the ways of life, and to always act in the child’s best interests. These are just some of a parent’s roles. Please spare me, parents, a full list of your duties which don’t seem to include how not to block traffic as you’re picking little Johnny up from school. Seriously people. You give birth and you think you own all the streets in America.
Encouraging a child to make a decision of great magnitude, like “I’m the opposite gender,” transforming that child’s probably fleeting feeling and pushing that same child into the transgender movement goes against the child’s best interests. But it’s worse than that.
Children, especially young children, are quite innocent. Not innocent in the way they’re not guilty of doing wrong when they sneak a cookie despite you telling them no, innocent in the ways of the world. Young children have few desires, but the ones they do have are strong, primal, and likely for their own survival: wanting the love and approval of their parents.
To exploit that innocence in order to be trendy is cruel, and flies in the face of a parent’s primary role: protect the child. I’d go so far as to say exploiting this innocence is a primary tool of pedophiles. Just so you’re aware.
Yet too many “parents” in 2019, who see transgenderism as “woke” and on trend, manipulate their child’s innocence and capitalize on their children’s most primal desire to be loved. Just like sex predators. But let’s move past that. These children see how their parents react when kids say they’re the opposite sex. Children relish the positive reinforcement, they revel in being told by their parent (usually their mother) they’re special. What young child wouldn’t continue down the same path which has garnered them new attention previously unreceived? I wish I was exaggerating, but go read one of the reviews for Tuck Buddies and witness this madness for yourself: Now You Can Buy ‘Tuck Buddies’ for Your Transgender ‘Daughter’ (A Little Boy).
Sometimes children say they’re the opposite sex because they’ve misperceived family dynamics. Like when a new baby of the opposite sex is born and gets all the attention. Watch Pediatrician Nails It: Transgenderism is a DANGER to Children [Video].
Most parents have decades worth of life experience over their children. Adults have the advantage of having been children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. We can look back on our childish whims and smile at how innocent and silly we were. Most of us can be grateful for parents who kindly indulged us in our playtime fantasies, but never took us seriously. Because they, like us, knew most of our childish musings were fleeting.
Parents who twist childish musings into serious, life-altering choices aren’t parenting at all. You cannot hand the reins to someone who lacks perspective through no fault of their own; they haven’t spent enough time alive to understand. As you wouldn’t allow a child to do that which they’re physically incapable of (like driving a car, wielding a sharp knife, operating the gas stove) so you shouldn’t allow them to do that which they’re mentally incapable of: altering the entire course of their life over a momentary feeling experienced as a child.