I am registering my strong opposition to the changes regarding language (preferred pronouns) and use of bathrooms. These changes will have detrimental effect on the physical and mental health all children. Your intent may be to sooth feelings of some children. Enacting these rules, however, will be creating an environment negatively effecting the overwhelming majority of students. These rules will only increase severe mental health issues related to depression and anxiety, not reduce these issues. We've already seen massive increases in depression and anxiety among children and adolescents, and increases in suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and, sadly, suicide. These result can be avoided by reversing and not implementing these directives.