“Noah Started Wearing Dresses When He Was Two,” Megan Fox Shares Tips on How She Raises a Confident Child
Being a mother can be a challenge, and sometimes you can find yourself in situations where you don’t quite know what to do. Megan Fox, for instance, had a such an experience. But her love for her children is so great that she’s always found a way to be there for them, holding their hand no matter what.
Bright Side wants to share with you the story of how the actress chose to support her son in his decision to wear dresses, teaching him to be confident no matter what.
Megan Fox is a model and actress, mostly known for her role in Transformers. After many years of being together with Brian Austin Green, they finally married in 2010. Brian is also an actor, and they met on the set of a series. Their marriage lasted 10 years, and they had 3 children.
Now they are divorced, but they keep a friendly relationship. Brian said, “We’ve had an amazing relationship and I will always love her and I know she’ll always love me. As far as a family, what we’ve built is really cool, and it’s really special. So we decided, let’s make sure that we don’t lose that.”
Both Megan and her ex-husband know that their children’s happiness is the most important thing. And having a good relationship despite being divorced isn’t the only way they’ve proved it. When their eldest son, Noah, started wearing dresses, they showed a great deal of understanding as well.
Megan has talked about it publicly. When Noah was 4 years old, he was already wearing dresses, and many people had something to say about it. Once, her ex-husband came to the defense, saying, “I’ve heard from some people that they don’t agree with him wearing dresses. To them, I say, I don’t care. He’s 4 and if he wants to wear it, then he wears it.”
Megan usually protects her children’s privacy, but in a recent interview with Glamour magazine, she delved into the topic of experimentation and Noah’s gender identity. He is now 9 years old, and his taste for wearing dresses started already when he was 2.
Megan had an emotional conversation about her son and his decision to dress “differently.” She said, “Noah started wearing dresses when he was about two, and I bought a bunch of books that sort of addressed these things and addressed a full spectrum of what this is.”
She explained as well how she looked for information about it in order to know how to best address the situation. She explained, “Some of the books are written by transgender children. Some of the books are just about how you can be a boy and wear a dress; you can express yourself through your clothing however you want. And that doesn’t even have to have anything to do with your sexuality.”
Similarly, she mentioned how she has brought up her children regarding this matter. She added, “From the time they were very young, I’ve incorporated those things into their daily lives so that nobody feels like they are weird or strange or different.”
Megan mentions she’s fully aware of the fact she can’t control other people’s reaction to her children’s decisions or what others decide to teach their own children. Because of that, she does not like to upload pictures of her children to social media.
In the aforementioned interview, she can be seen somehow distressed when talking about the subject, but also very loving. She said: “I’m so proud of my kids. Noah is an unbelievable pianist. He can learn Mozart’s concerto in an hour. I want people to see that, but I also don’t want the world to have access to this gentle soul and say all the things that we all know they’re going to say.”
Megan explained that it has not been easy and that her son has to deal with negative comments from other children who tell him that “boys don’t wear dresses” or “boys don’t wear pink”. She mentioned that her children go to a hippie, liberal school in California, but these types of situations still arise.
Megan is trying to teach her children to be confident no matter what others say. She recalled how Noah wore a dress to school and, when asked if his friends had said anything, the boy replied, “’Well, all the boys laughed when I came in, but I don’t care, I love dresses too much.’”
Megan is aware that her son, Noah, might feel hurt by those comments sometimes, and that’s why she worries. “I just wish that humanity was not like this. Although my kid is so brave and my child is so brave, and I know that they’ve chosen this journey for a reason. It’s just hard as a mom,” she said.
Luckily for Noah, he has parents who love and support him. And no matter what his decision, they will stand by him, hand in hand. Because first and foremost, what parents want for their children is for them to be free and happy. And both Megan and her ex-husband, Brian, are doing what it takes for their three children to grow up that way.
How do you teach your children to respect others? What measures do you take to ensure that they have a happy childhood?