A mother’s parenting skills are being questioned after a TikTok video about her 6-year-old daughter’s gender identity went viral.
In the video, a mother — who, on TikTok, goes by “Smooches24” — can be heard asking her unnamed child questions about whether she is a boy or a girl.
The unnamed mother shared the video on TikTok and captioned it, “My six-year-old daughter asks me if I think she ‘looks like a boy.’ I asked her, ‘Do you wanna look like a boy?’ Her response left me speechless.”
The child’s response sadly did not actually leave the mother speechless, and instead, the mother begins to pepper the child with what appear to be leading questions about her perceived gender identity.
“Are you a boy or are you a girl?” the woman can be heard asking the child.”
The child — who is clearly confused and appears to be mildly uneasy with the third-degree at this point — responds, “I’m not sure, but I feel like I’m talking like a boy.”
Blaze Media’s Sara Gonzales tweeted the video Monday, captioning it, “This is child abuse.”
One user commented: “If someone had asked me if I thought I was a dinosaur at 6 years old … I would have said YES. These questions and conversations should not be taking place at all with children this young. LET YOUR CHILDREN BE F***ING CHILDREN YOU PSYCHOPATHS.”
Another user added, “Her response left her speechless…..because she couldn’t believe how well her daughter recited the speech she taught her.”
“I will tell you all right now that if I’d been asked this when I was a kid I wouldn’t know the answer, either. But since I wasn’t asked this (& it never became a ?) my gender never became an issue,” another commenter chimed in. “This isn’t hard for most kids, but WE adults are making it hard for so many kids.”
This is an excerpt from TheBlaze.
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