“If you really want to get to know someone, you don’t ask what’s between their legs,” says Stocker.
May 22, 2011 2:55 PM Subscribe
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Parents Kathy Witterick and David Stocker welcomed their third baby into the world this year, but they won't tell anyone whether Storm is a boy or a girl. “We thought that if we delayed sharing that information, in this case hopefully, we might knock off a couple million of those messages by the time that Storm decides Storm would like to share,” says Witterick
Storm's brothers, Jazz and Kio are also encouraged to wear their hair however they wish, and pick out clothing they like.
But it's not just about gender, it seems. The parents also let their children navigate their own homeschooling. From the article:The kids have a lot of say in how their day unfolds. They decide if they want to squish through the mud, chase garter snakes in the park or bake cupcakes.
...Jazz was old enough for school last September, but chose to stay home. “When we would go and visit programs, people — children and adults — would immediately react with Jazz over his gender,” says Witterick, adding the conversation would gravitate to his choice of pink or his hairstyle.