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My Child Told Me They're Trans...What Do I Do?

A Q&A Guide for Parents of Trans Children
  • Editor
    • Brynn Tannehill
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'My child just came out to me as trans: What should I do?'
If you are a parent looking for an answer to this question, you have come to the right place. Gathering together practical advice and personal experiences from a range of parents, activists and experts, this FAQ book provides answers to the most common questions you will have as a parent of a transgender child.
What if they change their minds?
How do I make sure my child is safe at school?
How do we tell our other children?
Sharing their experiences of how they navigated their child's transition to raise a happy and healthy child, the parents in this book will give you the tools you need to support your trans child to thrive, while the experts provide a research-based perspective on supporting trans youth. With answers to everything you need to know - from social transition, mental health and medical care, through to schools, faith and your personal feelings as a parent - this is the ultimate resource for any family with a trans child.
  • Published: Feb 21 2023
  • Pages: 304
  • ISBN: 9781839972775
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Press Reviews

  • John Sovec, LMFT, author of Out: A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Your LGBTQIA+ Kids Through Coming Out and Beyond

    A personal, practical, and powerful book that gives parents the tools to support their transgender child.
  • Fox Fisher, Artist, Film-Maker and author of Trans Teen Survival Guide

    Priceless advice from multiple sources, reflecting an open and heartfelt community of trans allies. Touching, honest and all-encompassing.
  • Michelle Forcier MD MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Rhode Island USA

    A compassionate, compelling resource that provides space for many voices and perspectives - though with a common theme running through - listen to your child and love them for who they are.
  • Alex Stitt, LMHC and author of Accepting Gender

    This book asks direct and practical questions, and provides diverse and helpful answers, because every parent has a unique experience and a unique child.
  • Nicole Maines, actress starring as Dreamer in Supergirl & transgender rights activist

    My dad asked me for help answering a few of his questions in this book. He and the other parents had few resources to guide them as they tried to help us grow and be safe. Now parents, teachers, doctors, friends, family and beyond have access to their lessons learned and more! Thank you all!
  • Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC, Author of You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery

    My Child Told Me They're Trans... What Do I Do? provides what every parent or caregiver of a trans/gender-expansive child dreams of-your very own trustworthy support team of parents and experienced professionals to answer every question you have had, have been too shy or afraid to ask, as well as those you didn't know you need to be asking. Social and medical transition, navigating tricky family dynamics, clearing up misunderstandings of what it means for your child to be trans-it's all here. Organized in Q&A interview fashion, you'll hear a variety of perspectives from parents who share with down-to-earth, heartfelt vulnerability, as well as gaining critical research-backed advice, evidence, and resources from subject matter experts. As this guide shines a much-needed light on how parents of trans children can be as supportive, loving, and informed as possible along what can be an incredibly overwhelming journey, the resounding message from those gathered together for this compilation is abundantly clear: "You are not alone. We've been through this. We are here to help."
  • Jennifer Shields, Healthcare Lead at Qtopia and Rainbow People Health & Wellbeing Advisor at Pegasus Health

    This book answers every single question a new parent has ever asked me - and it doesn't just give one answer, it gives many. In asking these questions not just of parents but of subject matter experts, and in presenting all their answers, any new parent picking up this book will be informed, will be reassured, and will have a wealth of experience and perspectives at their fingertips. 'My Child Told Me They're Trans' showcases that there's no one right way to be the parent of a trans or gender diverse child - it provides new parents with compassion, guidance, and love.
  • Jeffrey Marsh, author of the international bestseller How To Be You

    This book is a honest, heartfelt recollection of the triumphs, realities, and realizations of parents with gender-diverse children. It's required reading for any parent who wants their child to blossom into their fullest self.