It seems almost inconceivable that a good parent would simply accept it when their small child claims to be a different gender. Small children have famously bad judgment. What parent would simply accept it if their 7-year-old child said he was getting a tattoo, planned to stay out all night or was going to drive the car to the toy store? Yet, these are all very minor decisions compared to trying to change your gender. Especially, when you’re talking about an age when children frequently pretend to be things.
“Mommy, I’m Spiderman!”
“That’s nice dear.”
“Mommy, now I’m the Rock! I’m gonna drop a Rock Bottom on my stuffed animal!”