September 27, 2013 12:00 AM

Carolyn Hax: Stop worrying about an 8-year-old’s ‘gender problem’

DEAR CAROLYN: Our granddaughter’s behavior is causing our family a great concern and anxiety. She is 8, attends an all-girls school, is very good in studies and tops in tests. She is very athletic and enjoys taking part in only boys’ sports, such as martial arts. She likes to wear only boys’ clothes and cuts her hair very short like a boy. The only time she wears girls’ clothing is for school, a uniform. Outside of school time she does not like girls’ dress. When we take her to buy clothing, she goes straight to the boys’ section.

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