Oh, Dr. Bumpkin, shut thy mouth up:
Dr. Phil advises a parent whose son likes to play with girls’ toys and wear girls’ clothing to “take the girl things away, and buy him boy toys” on his show’s “Ask Dr. Phil” segment.
Robbie tells Dr. Phil that her 5-year-old son likes to play with Barbies and likes to wear girls’ clothing, which she doesn’t think is normal. In the segment, she asks the talk-show host how to deal with his behavior.
Dr. Phil, who recently has increased his support for gay and lesbian teens, particularly when it comes to bullying in schools, then suggests that the solution is to take the girls’ toys away from the boy.
“Direct your son in an unconfusing way. Don’t buy him Barbie dolls or girls’ clothes. You don’t want to do things that seem to support the confusion at this stage of the game. … Take the girl things away, and buy him boy toys.
“Support him in what he’s doing, but not in the girl things.”
You know, I’m not a doctor, but I know enough about psychology to tell y’all that making your five year-old son feel ashamed of wanting to play with “girl toys,” for whatever reason the child wants to, is not healthy.