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This Mam's powerful status about letting her son wear what he wants is going insanely viral

“I am bringing up my son to be whoever he wants to be and I do not appreciate people like you poking fun at him.”
Mar 26th 2016, 4:07 PM 10,333 5

947318_10208839611805477_1239891474876600625_n (1) Source: Shona Campbell/Facebook

A FEW DAYS ago, Shona Campbell was collecting her three-year-old son from nursery school when another child and his mother mocked him for wearing socks with hearts on them.

When she got home, the young mother, who hails from North Ayrshire, Scotland, decided to pen a Facebook status about the incident in which she criticised the mother for laughing at her child and implored others not to let children be who they want to be.

“To the mother at nursery picking up your child,” she wrote. “You may have thought I didn’t hear you but let me assure you I did.”

When your child pointed out my SON had love hearts on his socks, and mocked them for being GIRLS socks you absolutely tore apart my faith in this world, because you agreed and laughed along with your child.

She explained that her son loves hearts and the colour pink, and chose the socks himself.

My son is 3 years old, he loves love hearts, he loves the colour pink, he loves to play with dolls and prams. But what he loves more than anything, is having the independence to make his own choices. He chose these socks in the shop, and he chose to wear them today.

She then criticised the mother in question for poking fun at her son. “Why should we teach our children that certain things are for girls/boys?” she wrote. “If my son wants to wear a dress, he can!! If he wants to wear a big fluffy hat, he can!! And if he wants to wear socks with love hearts, HE CAN!!”

I am bringing up my son to be whoever he wants to be and I do not appreciate people like you poking fun at him, telling him he’s wrong for what he wears or dictating what he should or shouldn’t do/wear.
This is the perfect age to allow our children to make their own decisions and let them figure out who THEY want to be, not who society says they should be! This is MY SON. And I love him. Love heart socks and all!

Damn straight.

Campbell’s status has evidently struck a chord with other mothers as it has been shared over 42,000 times as of publication of this article. (And that number is increasing every few minutes.)

Read it in full below.
https://www.facebook.com/shona.mcmaster/posts/10208839612165486

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