I have a four year old great nephew who loves playing with barbies, wearing nail polish, dressing up as princesses and enjoys dancing. His mother wants him to do what makes him happy so she buys some of those things for him. His father wants him to play football, play with trucks and wear nothing but boy colored clothing. There is some tension between the two on how they should raise their little boy!
When I went to his fourth birthday party, his mom had a list of items he would like for gifts. Everything on the list were items the father wanted him to have. The list did not seem like they were things my great nephew wanted.
I want him to be happy playing with what he wants to play with, wear the things he wants to wear and do the activities that make him happy. Should I chat with my niece regarding this or keep my thoughts to myself? What would you do??