Despite your protestations of ‘it’s OK’ I do think you are worried about it, says Annalisa Barbieri
Our 10-year-old son enjoys wearing girls’ underwear. We have embraced his desire and bought or made G-strings and bra tops. We’ve taught him to keep this private, explaining that other people may not understand, while ensuring we communicate it’s OK with us. “Everyone is different and everyone is special,” is the message we try to convey. He tells us he enjoys it because it makes him feel good.
Initially, he tried making G-strings by cutting up his underpants. This is when we realised he needed help with making and buying the underwear he wanted. After this, when the scissors kept going missing and we found a new pair of (boys’) underpants chopped up, we were annoyed and he got upset. He said he didn’t like himself and couldn’t understand why he was doing it. We calmed him and reassured him that we loved him, but said we were cross with him for cutting up new underwear.
My 10-year-old son enjoys wearing girls’ underwear