(Wash. Post) Transgender at 6: For Tyler and his parents, no second thoughts

Yes, Tyler is still a boy.

That’s what people who heard about him have wondered.

After a Maryland couple decided to listen to their 5-year-old daughter’s urgent and persistent insistence that she is a boy, after a psychiatrist told them it would be healthy to let the child live as a boy, after they let him pick a boy name and found a school that would enroll the child in kindergarten as a boy last year, Tyler’s parents have had no second thoughts.

“It’s not a phase,” said his mother, Jean. “Anyone who meets him says, ”˜Yeah, that’s a boy.’ ”

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