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The American Academy of Pediatrics Has Lost its Mind

In Culture, Faith, Healthcare, News by Allen West5 Comments

Hey parents, if you think that you, as parents, are responsible for raising your little son or daughter, well, think again. The American Academy of Pediatrics says differently . . . and you can bet that the Trial Lawyers Association is ready to take up these discriminatory cases. To what am I referring?

As reported by MRCTV:

“Boy? Girl? Two-spirit, gender-fluid wood nymph? You can forget gender reveal parties, parents, because you’re now required to accept your child’s “preferred gender” regardless of their anatomy. 

At least, that’s according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which published new guidelines Monday encouraging parents to accept their kids’ preferred gender. 

From the National Review:

In a policy statement entitled “Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents,” the group recommended “gender-affirming” health care for minors who do not identify with their birth sex. In some cases, this includes “surgical intervention,” as well as using gonadotrophin-releasing hormones to delay puberty up to age 16 and prevent the development of some sex characteristics, such as breasts and a deeper voice. 

The group also prescribes therapy for family members of youth who identify as gender-diverse. It said it hopes to eradicate discrimination and stigma associated with “youth who do not conform to social expectations and norms regarding gender.”

Dang, parents, guess what? When Johnny, or Jane, come home from school, and they tell you that they don’t want to be a little boy, or a little girl, suck it up. When you ask them who told them this, they will reply, “my teacher.” This is how it happens, and yes, it is the system of indoctrination that undermines your ability to successfully parent your own child. Your children are spending six to eight hours a day with people who may be more focused on advancing an ideological agenda, rather than teaching. What the American Academy of Pediatrics is saying is, you are not the adult.

The MRCTV article continues:

“This “gender-affirmative care model,” the AAP says in its guidelines, is about “appreciating the youth’s gender experience.”  

“A strong, nonjudgmental partnership with youth and their families can facilitate exploration of complicated emotions and gender-diverse expressions while allowing questions and concerns to be raised in a supportive environment,” AAP adds. This “supportive environment” includes affirming to the struggling child that “transgender identities and diverse gender expressions do not constitute a mental disorder” and that “variations in gender identity and expression are normal aspects of human diversity.” Even more than that, the AAP instructs parents that “any therapeutic intervention with the goal of changing a youth’s gender expression or identity is inappropriate.”

Here we have what has to be a left-leaning, progressive, socialist, academy telling us how to raise our children. Who the heck is the AAP to dictate to parents that “a strong nonjudgmental partnership with youth and their families can facilitate exploration of complicated emotions and gender-diverse expressions while allowing questions and concerns to be raised in a supportive environment?” See, that statement should send chills up the spine of any responsible parent. First of all, you are not in any nonjudgmental partnership with your child. My parents, Buck and Snooks West, introduced me to the concept of a benevolent dictatorship. They loved me immensely, and I did what they told me to do. They taught me right from wrong, and when I did wrong, there were no negotiations and partnerships, there was discipline.

The reason our children today act out, and are succumbing to the dangers of opioid addictions and such, is because they are looking for boundaries, limits. When they are allowed to “explore complicated emotions” because parents are too interested in being “partners” and friends, we see the adverse result.

If you have a young child, ask your pediatrician if they are a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and if they agree with these “guidelines.” If they respond yes to both questions, I advise you find a new pediatrician, lest they begin the indoctrination of your child in their office.

Just so you know, “Dr. Paul R. McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital, has gone on record as saying that transgenderism is a “mental disorder,” adding that sex change is “biologically impossible.” The American College of Pediatrics caught flak in 2016 for calling biological sex “an objective biological binary trait” and saying that any attempt to affirm transgenderism in children constitutes “child abuse.”

I would support the pediatricians who are members of the American College of Pediatrics, not the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ask your doctor to which do they belong?

My mom raised her little boy into a young man, into an American Warrior, a Guardian of this Republic. If I had started playing with dolls and wanting to wear lipstick, well, it would not have ended well, let’s just leave it at that. She and Dad were Parents . . . not partners.

Here are the sage words of Solomon, from Proverbs:

Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
–Proverbs 22:6 NASB

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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.

He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. His forthcoming book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, is due fall 2018 from Brown Books Publishing Group.