Product Code: 6484
ISBN: 9781573443180
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cleis Press
Published Date: 06/28/2008
Availability:In stock
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Price: $16.95

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.


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Norman Speak
Introduction

Chapter 1: Is My Child Transgender?
Chapter 2: Family Acceptance: From Crisis to Empowerment
Chapter 3: Developmental Stages and the Transgender Child
Chapter 4: Start Where You Are: Moving from Damaging to Effective Parenting Practices
Chapter 5: Transition Decisions: When Should I let My Child Live as Their Preferred Gender
Chapter 6: Disclosure: Whom to Tell, How, Why, and When
Chapter 7: The Educational System and Your Family
Chapter 8: Medical Issues for Transgender Children
Chapter 9: Legal Issues to Consider
Conclusion

Appendix 1: Who Will Be Role Models for Our Children?
Appendix 2: Sample Doctor's Letters
About the Authors
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