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The Transgender Child : a Handbook for Families and Professionals.

Author: Stephanie Brill; Rachel Pepper
Publisher: San Francisco : Cleis Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brill, Stephanie.
Transgender Child : A Handbook for Families and Professionals.
San Francisco : Cleis Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Brill; Rachel Pepper
ISBN: 9781573445191 1573445193
OCLC Number: 1053703927
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents: Intro; Epigraph; Title Page; Dedication; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1 --
Is My Child Transgender?; What Is Gender?; Social Gender Role Development: Gender Role Acquisition and Pressures to Conform; Core Identity Development; Gender Identity; What Makes a Person Transgender?; Typical Ages at Which a Child Realizes They Are Transgender Childhood; Being Transgender Is Not a Choice; Style of Behavior; What Is Gender Fluidity?; Gender Expression or Gender Identity?; Don't Push Your Child into a Transgender Identity; Sexual Orientation. Coming to Terms with Sexual Orientation Variance as a Way to Accept Gender VarianceChapter 2 --
Family Acceptance: From Crisis to Empowerment; Fathers' Responses; Conflict within the Family; Acceptance Takes Time; When Your Child Transitions; Does Anything Make This Personal Crisis Easier?; Siblings; Chapter 3 --
Developmental Stages and the Transgender Child; Ages and Stages; Pubertal Changes; Chapter 4 --
Start Where You Are: Moving from Damaging to Effective Parenting Practices; Damaging Parenting Practices; Effective Parenting Practices; Components of Powerful Parenting; RESOURCES. Chapter 5 --
Transition Decisions: When Should I Let My Child Live as Their ... The Process of Transition; The Risks of a Mixed Message; What Is the Appropriate Timeline?; How Do We Begin?; Temporarily Using No Pronouns; Changing Pronouns and Respect for Gender; Making Space for Your Child's Feelings about You as a Parent; Be Brave; Chapter 6 --
Disclosure: Whom to Tell, How, Why, and When; Finding Courage and Learning the Language; Discussing Your Child with Your Family; Secrecy versus Privacy; The Natural Sifting of Your Adult Friends; Disclosure to Others. Cultural, Religious, Ethnic, and Racial InfluencesShunning; Handling Negative Reactions; Family Photos; Commonly Asked Questions and How to Answer Them; Chapter 7 --
The Educational System and Your Family; How schools can support gender-variant and transgender children: A step-by-step guide; Addressing Gender in the Classroom; Off to College: Choices and Challenges; Resources; Chapter 8 --
Medical Issues for Transgender Children; Medical Options; How Do I Make Medical Decisions about and for My Child?; A Visit to a Gender Clinic; Chapter 9 --
Legal Issues to Consider; Forms and Documentation. Legal Issues in SchoolNavigating Gender-specific Activities, Forms, and Documents; Custody Disputes and Divorce; Resources; Conclusion; Appendix 1 --
Who Will Be Role Models for Our Children?; Appendix 2 --
Sample Doctor's Letters; About the Authors; Copyright Page.

Abstract:

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 thei.

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