My favorite four-year-old is a tirelessly sweet child who loves hugs and is filled with empathy for his playmates and family members. Unfortunately, in the last year he has started expressing shame for enjoying activities that are outside stereotypical boy gender roles. I expect he is being teased at his daycare. I don’t blame the kids at his daycare, as they’re mostly too young to understand the perpetuation they’re participating in, but it hurts me to see him hurting instead of shamelessly enjoying the world.