Our expert says:
A great many entirely and utterly normal boys have no particular interest in sport or vehicles. It isn't compulsory, and any sense of pressing a boy to gain such interests is unhelpful a the least. It sounds as though you have an entirely normal and intelligent boy.
Its entirely normal that a boy may become interested in cooking - most of the greatest chefs in the world are mail and often aggressively heterosexual. The poor boys father sounds like one of the dinosaurs the boy used to be interested in - homophobic, prejudiced and ignorant. Does he really think Gordon Ramsay is gay ? Gordon would have a few choice words for him !
Cooks, ballet dancers, hairdressers, surgeons, circketers and rugby players all include gay and straight people among them.
There is absolutely no reason to suspect that your boy will turn out to be homosexual. Sexual orientation is largely present from birth or before that, and cannot be "prevented" nor should it.
Recognize that it would not be a disaster if your boy happened to be homosexual, except that it might expose him to the prejudices of people like his father.
The boys interests are normal and healthy and wholesome. The only risk he may run is from his father's old-fashioned and ill-informed prejudices. If anyone needs counselling, it's his dad
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