My daughters are in their 20's now, and though I support everyone's right to be who they are, I'm not sure presenting transgender issues to kindergartners is appropriate. Am I wrong?
From FOX40: "ROCKLIN -- How young is too young to introduce a child to the concept of gender identity? That is a question the Rocklin Academy Schools district tried to handle after a young student revealed herself as transgender.
Some parents applauded the district's efforts while others questioned whether it was handled properly.
Ankur Dhawan's 5-year-old daughter was in the classroom that day. She came home and talked about what she learned.
"She said, 'Well, we learned about a girl in a boy's body,'" Dhawan said. "This turned out to be a fairly decent way of introducing a topic that I wouldn't otherwise know to do."
The lesson came after a 5-year-old classmate, whose sex assigned at birth was male, was reintroduced to the class as a girl. Two books were read inside the classroom, both written specifically for young children, to illustrate what it means to be transgender.
"All I heard was my son just mentioned his friend who was a boy is now a girl," parent Chris Hurley said.
While some parents understand why their kids were given the lesson, others who spoke with FOX40 off camera took issue.
"They're concerned that they weren't notified this was coming," Greg Burt, director of capitol engagement with the California Family Council, told FOX40.
School officials say the teacher read the books in class without prior approval from administrators. Parents weren't notified until a week later, when a letter was sent out."