I would encourage and support all his creative play. Don't show him disapproval or embarrassment when he plays in this manner. The larger issue you are concerned about cannot be resolved at his present age and stage of development. We boys are certainly quickly discouraged from experiencing our "feminine sides." I think men in this culture would develop in a more healthy manner if this discouragement were not burned into our psyche.
Six-Year-Old Is Cross-Dressing
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