Boys pretending to be girls

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Boy putting on make-up

3. Boys wearing girls' clothes

Have you ever caught your little boy raiding your wardrobe? Has he become obsessed with make-up and pretending to be a girl?

Why do they do it?

'Dressing up is all part of kids' creative play, they like to explore and pretend, maybe this is all part of a game. Perhaps he's pretending to be like mummy or his favourite nursery teacher?' says Sue.

What can you do?
'Don't worry. If you panic or make a big thing of him dressing up in girls' clothing he'll pick up on that and become confused - the best thing to do is relax. It's likely that this is just a phase and it'll pass,' says Sue.

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