The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

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by Stephanie A. Brill, Rachel Pepper
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573445191
Publisher:
Cleis Press Start
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
207,535
File size:
246 KB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Brill is the founder of Gender Spectrum Education and Training which provides education, resources and training to create a more gender sensitive and supportive environment for all children. She founded and runs the Children’s Hospital Oakland Support Group for parents of gender variant and transgender children and teens. She also co-produces a national conference, Gender Odyssey Family, for families with gender variant and transgender children.

Rachel Pepper is the coordinator of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at Yale University and is an award winning journalist and editor for many publications including Curve, The Advocate, and Out magazine.

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Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephanie Brill does an amazing job of detailing so many things that people need to know about gender variant and transgender children. This publication is an excellent tool for anyone who is the educator, medical professional, coach, grandparent, or parent of a transgender child, or for anyone who works with children.
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