Non-binary kiddo entering middle school
my 10 yo has recently been quite adamant that they are not interested in being categorized by gender. after learning together, they've decided that the term non-binary suits them just fine. as they are entering middle school next fall and there are lots of open houses, we went to one of the all-girls school open house -- because in prior years we had discussed it as a possible middle school choice. in retrospect it was not my best moment, as my kiddo chaffed every time they heard the school leaders talking about daughters, and girls. schools that focus on gender tend to be, clearly, binary; however, schools that don't address either gender are also often reinforcing a patriarchal system. it made me wonder whether there may be a better private or public choice for gnc or non-binary kids like them. we live in oakland and would prefer to stay here for middle school. any advice?