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Raising the Transgender Child: A Complete Guide for Parents, Families, and Caregivers
     

Raising the Transgender Child: A Complete Guide for Parents, Families, and Caregivers

by Michele Angello, Ali Bowman
 

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Written by top experts in the field, Raising the Transgender Child offers much-needed answers to all the questions parents and other adults ask about raising and caring for transgender and gender diverse children: Is this just a phase? Did I do something to cause this? How do we protect these children? Who should I tell, and how? Will anyone love my

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Written by top experts in the field, Raising the Transgender Child offers much-needed answers to all the questions parents and other adults ask about raising and caring for transgender and gender diverse children: Is this just a phase? Did I do something to cause this? How do we protect these children? Who should I tell, and how? Will anyone love my child?

Written by Dr. Michele Angello, a leading therapist and go-to expert in the field of transgender parenting, and Ali Bowman, bestselling writer and parent advocate, Raising the Transgender Child helps readers champion and celebrate gender diverse children while at the same time shedding fear, anger, sadness, and embarrassment. With specific and actionable advice—including coming-out letters, identity challenges, school and caregiver communications, and more —the guide provides a wealth of science-backed information alongside friendly and practical wisdom that is sure to comfort, guide, and inspire the family and friends of transgender and gender diverse children.

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"Raising the Transgender Child is an essential 'how to' guide for any parent or guardian of a gender fluid or transgender child. I will continue to reference this book with each new stage in Ryland’s young life. I am grateful for the tips and insight when it comes to how to best navigate the financial burden of hormones, school pushback regarding bathrooms, resistance from friends or family, finding an affirming college, and many more important issues. There are so many factors involved when raising a transgender child, and this book gives real-life resources and guidance on how to respond to challenges faced on a daily basis.”
—Hillary Whittington, author of Raising Ryland

"This wonderful book arrives at exactly the right moment, providing parents, families, and educators with an invaluable resource for raising a trans child with wisdom and love. Angello and Bowman are equal measures authors and angels, and their long roots in the community lend their voices insight and authority. What a gift this book is—abounding with meticulous research, common sense, and compassion!”
—Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She’s Not There and Stuck in the Middle with You

“Finally, there is a definitive guide to parenting your transgender child! Whenever someone asks me about how to raise a confident and happy trans kid, I point them toward this intelligent, thorough, and delightful book. With clear and accessible language, Angello and Bowman build compassionate bridges between generations—bridges that will last a lifetime.”
—Jeffrey Marsh, LGBT youth activist and author of How to Be You

"Raising the Transgender Child is an essential 'how to' guide for any parent or guardian of a gender fluid or transgender child. I will continue to reference this book with each new stage in Ryland’s young life. I am grateful for the tips and insight when it comes to how to best navigate the financial burden of hormones, school pushback regarding bathrooms, resistance from friends or family, finding an affirming college, and many more important issues. There are so many factors involved when raising a transgender child, and this book gives real-life resources and guidance on how to respond to challenges faced on a daily basis.”
—Hillary Whittington, author of Raising Ryland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580056366
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
12/13/2016
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
417,215
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Michele Angello, Ph.D. works with gender-variant and transgender youth and adults. She has appeared on Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, and in various documentaries on transgender issues. She also developed the first graduate course in the United States that focused on clinical issues in transgender communities. She is an adjunct faculty member at Widener University and is identified globally as a transgender youth specialist.

Alisa Bowman is an advocate for transgender children and a professional writer and ghostwriter who has penned more than thirty titles, including seven New York Times bestsellers. As a journalist, she has written for many national outlets, including Reader’s Digest, Prevention, Parents, Family Circle and the parenting section of Today.com.

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