The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes
From a leading US authority on a subject more timely than ever—an up-to-date, all-in-one resource on gender-nonconforming children and adolescents
In her groundbreaking first book, Gender Born, Gender Made, Dr. Diane Ehrensaft coined the term gender creative to describe children whose unique gender expression or sense of identity is not defined by a checkbox on their birth certificate. Now, with The Gender Creative Child, she returns to guide parents and professionals through the rapidly changing cultural, medical, and legal landscape of gender and identity.
In this up-to-date, comprehensive resource, Dr. Ehrensaft explains the interconnected effects of biology, nurture, and culture to explore why gender can be fluid, rather than binary. As an advocate for the gender affirmative model and with the expertise she has gained over three decades of pioneering work with children and families, she encourages caregivers to listen to each child, learn their particular needs, and support their quest for a true gender self.
The Gender Creative Child unlocks the door to a gender-expansive world, revealing pathways for positive change in our schools, our communities, and the world.
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Very bad. Lots of fake facts. Doesn't understand law.
On Pg75 or 77, she says therapeutic intervention is illegal. No they are his parents, and it is called taking care of your child from becoming mentally ill.
I only read the preview, but the more I read, the worse it gets.
1 Who Is the Gender Creative Child?
2 Whats Your Gender?
3 The Gender Spread
4 When Its Gender and Something Else or Something Else
5 It Takes a Gender Creative Parent to Negotiate the Gender Maze
6 If Gender Is Expansive Wherefore a Shrink?
7 Do We Want a Doctor in the House?
8 Into the StreetsOnto the Screens