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“Monsters Only Eat Boys”: Father Seeks Custody Over 7-Year-Old Son, Claiming That Ex-Wife Forces Him To Transition Into A Girl

Date October 28, 2019 13:21

Boy to girl transition stories are common on media reports but for some, the topic is still volatile and controversial. But gender dysphoria, the conflict between a person’s physical gender and the gender they identify with, affects people differently.

“Monsters Only Eat Boys”: Father Seeks Custody Over 7-Year-Old Son, Claiming That Ex-Wife Forces Him To Transition Into A Girl“Monsters Only Eat Boys”: Father Seeks Custody Over 7-Year-Old Son, Claiming That Ex-Wife Forces Him To Transition Into A Girl“Monsters Only Eat Boys”: Father Seeks Custody Over 7-Year-Old Son, Claiming That Ex-Wife Forces Him To Transition Into A GirlRushay / Shutterstock.com

To a parent, a child that expresses feelings or behavior related to gender dysphoria needs attention and understanding since mishandling their development can create dire outcomes and even trauma.

Father’s launched custody battle for son transitioning into a girl

Jeff Younger and his ex-wife Anne Georgulas faced each other in court after the dad claimed that Anne was manipulating their 7-year-old son into wearing dresses.

The embittered father accused his ex-wife of forcing his son to transition into a girl by making him wear dresses and by telling him that “monsters only eat girls.” Speaking to Luke Macias on his podcast, Younger shared that he felt his wife was abusing his son by forcing him to dress as a girl.

Imagine having electronic communication with you son… He has false eyelashes and makeup. His hair has got glitter in it. He's wearing a dress.

But according to Anne, a pediatrician, her son James was found to be transgender after 3 mental health professionals diagnosed him with gender dysphoria. She had noticed her son’s imitation of female Disney characters, love for girl-themed toys, and heard his requests to wear dresses. A recommendation from the professionals was that James should start going by the name Luna.

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After hearing the case, Younger lost as he was prevented from having sole custody of his son. Furthermore, the Jury verdict gave the mother power, potentially paving the way for Anne to determine whether her 7-year-old should undergo hormone replacement therapy.

How to know if your child is transgender

Experts reveal that there is no simple way to know if a child is transgender but share that there are possible signs that can be used to indicate.

One sign is a lack of interest in “gendered” activities associated with the child’s gender. Another is a dislike for their name as the child can refer to themselves as the opposite gender in clear protest of their physical gender.

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Third, a desire to wear clothes associated with the opposite gender can also signify that a child is transgender. However, for parents, seeking professional help can go a long way in helping kids and determining if the changes are temporary or not.

In James' or Luna’s case, what do you think should have been done? Should the 7-year-old boy undergo hormone replacement therapy?

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