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My child is a 9 years and since his early childhood he acts

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my child is a 9 years and since his early childhood he acts like girls takes soft and plays with dolls yesterday he told me he likes his friend very much that he wants to marry him !!! is that normal??
How can I correct this attitude?
Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Seeking expert counseling is a sign of strength. A personal relationship with a caring professional is proven clinically effective.

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Dear friend,

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At age 9, boys don't understand about the adult attraction between men and women. He doesn't understand that marriage should be between men and woman (at least in your country) and he thinks that it is more of a commitment of friendship, as he has for his friend.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Your son needs more mother/father role modelling in books and games and in stories about families with mothers and fathers.

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He needs more boy oriented toys and he would greatly benefit from joining a football or other boys team to learn to become more rugged.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Rather than tell him that he is being girlish, which may make him too self-aware, give him positive support.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

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Your son will be fine. With a little encouragement from you, and hopefully positive support and encouragement from his father, he will be find.

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Warm regards,

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