Dad wants everyone to know his son is dressing as Elsa for Halloween

Three-year-old Caiden wants to dress as Elsa for Halloween.
Three-year-old Caiden wants to dress as Elsa for Halloween. 

A US dad's response to his son wanting to dress as Elsa for Halloween has gone viral.

When Paul Henson's three-year-old son Caiden chose to dress as Disney's ice princess he wanted to let everyone know that his son could dress as whatever he wanted.

"As children get older, they distance themselves from their parents. Why start that split sooner than they need to?" Henson told The Huffington Post.

"It's important for children to know that their parents will stand by them no matter what. Ashley and I will do whatever it takes to keep our son happy and not take his innocence and imagination from him."

Anyone that knows us, knows we generally let Caiden make his own choices, to an extent. Well, he has decided on a...

Posted by Paul Henson on  Sunday, October 4, 2015

Posting a picture of Caiden on Facebook in his costume, Henson announced his son's decision.

"Anyone that knows us, knows we generally let Caiden make his own choices, to an extent. Well, he has decided on a Halloween costume. He wants to be Elsa. He also wants me to be Anna. Game on," he wrote."Keep your masculine bullshit and slutty kids costumes, Halloween is about children pretending to be their favourite characters. Just so happens, this week his is a princess."

The post has been shared over 24,000 times with people saying they "love this".

"I love this! Coolest kid ever!" one commenter wrote on Facebook.

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Another wrote: "This is awesome ... can't wait to see you both in character this is the right way to be a parent."

"I want other parents to realise that gender stereotypes are taught and learned behaviours," said Caiden's mum, Ashley Ramage.

"At three years old, kids are still developing, exploring and discovering. As parents we shouldn't discourage their individuality."