James Connell, Worcester News, reports that adults — not children — are the biggest tormentors of a 10-year-old MTF child in the UK. According to her mother:
“She is within her mind a girl but she has a boy’s body. She is the same as everybody else apart from the fact she doesn’t feel right in her own body. It’s not a phase. It’s not a choice. What child would choose to be completely miserable? I don’t expect people to understand. I just don’t want people abusing my child. I don’t want her to be called a freak. I want her to be left alone.”
Sounds like a reasonable request to me. As is common for other trans kids with supportive parents, she will most likely be protected from puberty and the undesired physical changes that accompany it with the use of hormone blockers. Only after she is old enough to understand the implications of gender reassignment will she be permitted to consent to cross hormone therapy.