Our expert says:
Probably you need not be concerned ( though of course you may be ! ) - many kids explore such things at varying ages, and pass through the phase without traces. Some studies have found that even many very girly boys ( who would prefer playing with dolls and girl-toys, with girls ) grow into robustly heterosexual males, while some who later become homosexually oriented, are reassuringly butch kids.
If such behaviours persist, and especially if he seems worried about issues of his gender identity, etc., seeing a child psychologist for an assessment might be worthwhile. Keeping open the communication about this which you have so excellently started, is wise
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