This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their gender variant children. 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.
©2008 Stephanie Brill & Rachel Pepper (P)2011 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
"The appearance of a thorough, authoritative work for parents is long overdue. This book fills the need with balance and sensitivity." (Dana Rudolf, Bay Windows and Mombian.com)
"Realistic and empowering." (Library Journal
"The Transgender Child is a ground-breaking book. It is a sophisticated and sympathetic look at a world unknown to many of us. Families with transgender children often suffer pain and suffering because of society’s prejudices. This book opens a door and shines a light on members of society who deserve the compassion and understanding of us all." (Peggy O'Mara, Editor and Publisher, Mothering Magazine)
while this book severed to reinforce ideas and philosophy which i have identified with for many years, i cannot be more grateful for everyone involved in creating this marvelous book. if it were up to me, this book would be a mandatory prerequisite to choosing to have and or care for any child. even though its much too late for them, i will be sending one copy to each of my parents, whom ive not spoken to in over 5 years.
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