The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college. What do you do when your toddler daughter’s first sentence is that she’s a boy? What will happen when your preschool son insists on wearing a dress to school? Is this ever just a phase? How can you explain this to your neighbors and family? How can parents advocate for their children in elementary schools? What are the current laws on the rights of transgender children? What do doctors specializing in gender variant children recommend? What do the therapists say? What advice do other families who have trans kids have? What about hormone blockers and surgery? What issues should your college-bound trans child be thinking about when selecting a school? How can I best raise my gender variant or transgender child with love and compassion, even when I barely understand the issues ahead of us? And what is gender, anyway? These questions and more are answered in this book offering a deeper understanding of gender variant and transgender children and teens.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - voracious - LibraryThing
This is a well-written and informative book about transgendered children written for parents, educators and therapists. Containing practical advice on parenting issues, finding help in the mental ... Read full review
Family Acceptance From Crisis to Empowerment
Developmental Stages and the Transgender Child
Start Where You Are Moving from Damaging to Effective Parenting Practices
Transition Decisions When Should I Let My Child Live as Their Preferred Gender?
Disclosure Whom to Tell How Why and When
The Educational System and Your Family
Medical Issues for Transgender Children
Legal Issues to Consider
Who Will Be Role Models for Our Children?
Sample Doctors Letters
About the Authors
Other editions - View all
adults allowed anatomical bathroom behaviors body Caitlin Ryan chil child’s gender variance children and teens choices choose clothes cross-gender cross-hormones daughter delay puberty discrimination doctor dress endocrinologists estrogen Family Acceptance family members feel female gender diversity gender expression gender fluidity gender identity gender identity disorders Gender Spectrum gender-nonconforming gender-variant and transgender gender-variant boy gender-variant child gender-variant children gender-variant or transgender genderqueer girl GnRH inhibitors homophobia hormones intersex issues kids lesbian LGBT live male pediatric endocrinologist person pronouns puberty realize responses sex reassignment surgery sexual orientation sibling social Spack Stephanie surgery Tanner stages teacher teasing teenagers tell testosterone therapist therapy things tion told toys trans transboy transgender athlete transgender child transgender children transgender identity transgender students transgender teens transition transwoman understand wear young