"This Dad's Superhero Cape Is A Skirt."

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    Aug 29, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    I wish more parents supported their kids like this.


    "Nils Pickert's five-year-old son likes to wear dresses, and given how closed-minded people can be, Nils wanted to make sure that he grows up with a strong, positive role model. So he did what any mind-bogglingly incredible dad would do: he started wearing skirts himself."

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rsultan/this-dads-superhero-cape-is-a-skirt

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    Aug 29, 2012 6:09 PM GMT
    active_athlete saidI wish more parents supported their kids like this.


    "Nils Pickert's five-year-old son likes to wear dresses, and given how closed-minded people can be, Nils wanted to make sure that he grows up with a strong, positive role model. So he did what any mind-bogglingly incredible dad would do: he started wearing skirts himself."

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rsultan/this-dads-superhero-cape-is-a-skirt

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    you can be far more supportive of your daughters without wearing a skirt. He obviously likes it and doing it for his own attention. The child would get more support if he played with Barbies with her.icon_idea.gif

    Cue the music..Tom Jones "She's a Lady"!!!icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike said
    active_athlete saidI wish more parents supported their kids like this.


    "Nils Pickert's five-year-old son likes to wear dresses, and given how closed-minded people can be, Nils wanted to make sure that he grows up with a strong, positive role model. So he did what any mind-bogglingly incredible dad would do: he started wearing skirts himself."

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rsultan/this-dads-superhero-cape-is-a-skirt

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    you can be far more supportive of your daughters without wearing a skirt.
    That's his son...not daughter.
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    Aug 29, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    MikemikeMike said
    active_athlete saidI wish more parents supported their kids like this.


    "Nils Pickert's five-year-old son likes to wear dresses, and given how closed-minded people can be, Nils wanted to make sure that he grows up with a strong, positive role model. So he did what any mind-bogglingly incredible dad would do: he started wearing skirts himself."

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rsultan/this-dads-superhero-cape-is-a-skirt

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    you can be far more supportive of your daughters without wearing a skirt.
    That's his son...not daughter.

    well than go boy and Rupaul should look out. Where did the little boy get dresses to begin with???
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    Aug 29, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike said Where did the little boy get dresses to begin with???
    Men's Warehouse
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    Aug 29, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    MikemikeMike said Where did the little boy get dresses to begin with???
    Men's Warehouse


    LMAO!

    In all honesty though, if I were the dad I would probably encourage the boy to wear "boy" clothes just 'cuz I know how hard it is to be picked on and I think in the long run it would be better for the boy (since daddy can't be around to protect and support him all the time) but still...I find the dad's courage and love for his son to be admirable. He also makes it seem like it might just be for now b/c the kid is in a vulnerable early stage where he hasn't come into his own yet and hasn't built up his own self-esteem yet.
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    Aug 30, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    Thats beautiful
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    Aug 30, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    that is an awful dress. if you are going to get your son a dress, at least get some fashion sense. they didn't even accessorize.
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    Aug 30, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    <3 this story...just read it on fb. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 30, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    That is so amazing! This is the kind of parent I'd want to be, and my friends and family to be too. No matter what my kids dreams, sexuality, passions or talents; I want both parents to be there for them!
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    Aug 30, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    Justim saidthat is an awful dress. if you are going to get your son a dress, at least get some fashion sense. they didn't even accessorize.
    excuse you
    dat boy is werkin dat shade of red
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    Aug 30, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    JR_RJ saidThat is so amazing! This is the kind of parent I'd want to be, and my friends and family to be too. No matter what my kids dreams, sexuality, passions or talents; I want both parents to be there for them!
    When we have kids let's be besties and have our kids play cross-dress-up together.
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    Aug 30, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    Justim saidthat is an awful dress. if you are going to get your son a dress, at least get some fashion sense. they didn't even accessorize.


    ^^^^

    epic reply
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 14, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    I'm sure the child would have been just as happy in a long T shirt. Dad needs attention...much?
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    Sep 14, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    Oh, this is amazing. Humankind is not completely depraved.
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    Sep 14, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    That is amazing, the love and positive reinforcement that child gets will make him a grounded man, whether the child is just experimenting or coming to his own, he will always know that his Dad was always there for him no matter what.

    Thanks for posting wish we had more stories like this.
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    Sep 14, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    active_athlete saidI wish more parents supported their kids like this.


    "Nils Pickert's five-year-old son likes to wear dresses, and given how closed-minded people can be, Nils wanted to make sure that he grows up with a strong, positive role model. So he did what any mind-bogglingly incredible dad would do: he started wearing skirts himself."

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rsultan/this-dads-superhero-cape-is-a-skirt

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    walking around outside barefooted? ouch.
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    Sep 14, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
    Its not like the kid will wear dresses all his life. It's going to click someday unless he decides to be transgender (which is fine) but I think what this father is doing for his son is fantastic. He's having fun, loving his son unconditionally.
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    Sep 14, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
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    Sep 14, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    I see nothing cool about this story...hes encouraging his son to cross dress...a toddler...who knows nothing about sexuality...at his very young age..all he knows is that he likes the dress...as its different. I don't believe he likes the dress because hes gay. Toddlers cant be gay, i refuse to believe that. "Prevention is better than cure" and this dad is just encouraging a norm that is not of reality. Sorry thats my opinion. Now don't get me wrong..When he gets older...preteens etc..and if he decides to start cross dressing..then hey that's a different story where acceptance would be given. This story is just troubling.
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    Sep 17, 2012 6:20 AM GMT
    tereseus1 saidI see nothing cool about this story...hes encouraging his son to cross dress...a toddler...who knows nothing about sexuality...at his very young age..all he knows is that he likes the dress...as its different. I don't believe he likes the dress because hes gay. Toddlers cant be gay, i refuse to believe that. "Prevention is better than cure" and this dad is just encouraging a norm that is not of reality. Sorry thats my opinion. Now don't get me wrong..When he gets older...preteens etc..and if he decides to start cross dressing..then hey that's a different story where acceptance would be given. This story is just troubling.

    Like I said, the Dad is the one who enjoys iticon_idea.gif
  • mynyun

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    Sep 17, 2012 9:31 AM GMT
    Couldn't he wear a kilt instead of an actual dress.?
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    Sep 17, 2012 10:03 AM GMT
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    JR_RJ saidThat is so amazing! This is the kind of parent I'd want to be, and my friends and family to be too. No matter what my kids dreams, sexuality, passions or talents; I want both parents to be there for them!
    When we have kids let's be besties and have our kids play cross-dress-up together.

    Kk, as long as that is what they want before they begin to to fall into gender rolls, or not, for themselves.
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    Sep 17, 2012 10:24 AM GMT
    shortstuffs said
    active_athlete saidI wish more parents supported their kids like this.


    "Nils Pickert's five-year-old son likes to wear dresses, and given how closed-minded people can be, Nils wanted to make sure that he grows up with a strong, positive role model. So he did what any mind-bogglingly incredible dad would do: he started wearing skirts himself."

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rsultan/this-dads-superhero-cape-is-a-skirt

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    walking around outside barefooted? ouch.


    maybe the heels were too much?
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    Sep 17, 2012 6:46 PM GMT
    Justim saidthat is an awful dress. if you are going to get your son a dress, at least get some fashion sense. they didn't even accessorize.


    You really shouldn't accessorize before a certain age...

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