Opinions regarding proper child rearing arose when Toronto-based parents chose to keep the gender of the latest addition to their family a secret.
Parents Stocker and Witterick made the decision before the birth of Storm, now 4 months old, as a declaration against existing gender roles and as a “a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in Storm’s lifetime (a more progressive place? …).”
Stocker and Witterick have created an “unconventional” lifestyle for their family-having their two other young children homeschooled and deciding their clothing and hair styles.
Despite current challenges to their decision and their attempts to keep mum about Storm’s gender, it is inevitable for the secret to eventually come out.
In the meantime, they face the diverse sentiments of members of society especially concerned with their decisions as parents.