For any child, living inside imaginary lands offers an escape, a place to pass the time. For a transgender girl struggling with questions of identity, the ability to imagine a place where people see her for who she is, treat her as a girl, and loves her as a daughter becomes essential for her survival.
The other day, my four-year-old daughter and I were hanging out, drawing pictures of Disney's Princesses Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine from a birthday card she received. We were having a nice time when from nowhere (it seemed) she suddenly uttered the words that I hoped never to hear from any daughter of mine: "The woman always gets saved by the man."
Raising Children Unfundamentalist is to teach the kids not who God is, but where to find God. Not what God is, but how to spot God. Young children don't need systematic theology which delineates with painstaking detail each character trait of God, they need permission to discover God for themselves.