A Q&A Guide for Parents of Trans Children
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! -- Nicole Maines, actress starring as Dreamer in Supergirl & transgender rights activist Priceless advice from multiple sources, reflecting an open and heartfelt community of trans allies. Touching, honest and all-encompassing. -- Fox Fisher, Artist, Film-Maker and author of Trans Teen Survival Guide A personal, practical, and powerful book that gives parents the tools to support their transgender child. -- John Sovec, LMFT, author of Out: A Parents Guide to Supporting Your LGBTQIA+ Kids Through Coming Out and Beyond 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. -- Jeffrey Marsh, author of the international bestseller How To Be You 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. -- Michelle Forcier MD MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Rhode Island USA This book asks direct and practical questions, and provides diverse and helpful answers, because every parent has a unique experience and a unique child. -- Alex Stitt, LMHC and author of Accepting Gender 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." -- Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC, Author of You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery 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. -- Jennifer Shields, Healthcare Lead at Qtopia and Rainbow People Health & Wellbeing Advisor at Pegasus Health
Brynn Tannehill is a leading trans author and essayist, and has written for The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Bilerico, Slate, Salon, USA Today, The Advocate, LGBTQ Nation, The Los Angeles Blade, DAME Magazine, and The New Civil Rights Movement. They have previously published Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Trans But Were Afraid to Ask.