Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son

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Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Zimmerman1 More than 1 year ago
Raising My Rainbow is full of optimism. Author Lori Duron takes us inside the world of her gender creative son. He likes pink. He wears a nightgown to bed. He plays with dolls. He paints his nails. All of this Duron accepts with love and courage. There wasn’t one boring page in the entire book and I feel better about life having read it.
DoreenR1 More than 1 year ago
Raising My Rainbow is a moving story filled with love of the nonconformist. It is inspiring the way Lori Duron loves her son despite the fact he doesn’t conform to normal boyhood type interests. He loves to wear pink tutus and play with Disney princess dolls and Duron makes sure to let everyone know that is A-OK. I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a FANTASTIC book!  We have a son who is gender-nonconforming.  I finally have a name for who he is.  Reading this book was like reading about our family.   I got it Tuesday and finished it today.  With every sentence and chapter I read, I kept saying "Yes!", "Oh! That's us!", "Exactly!".  I kept stopping at parts that was JUST like our son, and would read the paragraphs to my husband.  He'd stand there, smile, and say, "That's our Ben!"  It was so nice to read it and see the similarities.  My husband is going to read it next, and he's more excited then I was when I first got it!  Thank you, Lori, for your blog, the book, and being THE resource for the rest of us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always felt the same way about all of my grand children that the author feels about her Rainbow. They are the most precious thing a person can have and you unconditionally love them. You can't give them back. I commend her for writing the book and reading it has changed the way I will think about people that are different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that C.J. is the luckiest child on the planet. He was born to parents whose only goal in life is to make sure that their children are loved without reservation, happy, safe, and educated to be tolerant productive adults. Lori Duron is an example to EVERY parent on the planet regardless of religion, creed, color, etc. In fact, this book should be MANDATORY reading for anyone who wants a child, because you don't always get what you expect, whether you wanted to or not. READ THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although an avid reader of 'mommy blogs' as DH calls them, I hadn't heard of this one. I don't suspect either of my kiddos in this predicament, and although I have no fear if either of them do lean in a more gender nonconforming bent, I found this book quite insightful. It reminded me to not push my own ideas and issues onto my kids and let them be them. In fact, this means allowing my daughter to delve deeper into the world of lace and glitter and pink (although I cannot get over my disdain for Barbie or Princesses) I need to let her explore her own tastes and likes, so thanks.
twp1977 More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable read. It is not only about the challenges of raising a gender nonconforming son but also parenthood itself. Duron's honesty, introspection and humor shine through brilliantly in the narrative. I read the book straight through in one sitting and was unable to put it down. It is a very useful contribution to the discussion of gender in society which, for a change, does not come from an academic background. This accessibility opens the discussion in a way that can contribute a great deal to the understanding of gender among broader sections of parents and the population as a whole. Disclaimer - I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher through Goodreads First Reads.
LynnL More than 1 year ago
I read Duron's book not knowing what to expect, and wound up loving it. What a funny, sweet, open and loving book. By the end, I'm filled with optimism for the human race and I'm rooting for Duron, her husband and two sons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
and funny at times. Written by a very caring parent. I learned much. This should be required reading for anyone going to school to be a teacher. And a book for current educators to read and discuss. Also social workers, psychologists, physicians --especially pediatricians. And parents. I was saddened by the school's assistance. Not much has changed since I taught in the 80's. Loved the descriptions of the "Mafia Moms"! Thanks for the laughs!
nataschajaffa More than 1 year ago
Duron give readers an inside look into the struggles and joys of raising a child who goes against the norms of society. Hilarious at times, C.J. goes about life his own way, no matter what others might think of him liking girl clothes and girl toys and obviously keeps his parents on their toes. I loved this book for a few reasons. One, it’s a perfect place to start if you know nothing of the LGBTQ community or gender non-conforming individuals. Two, it urges understanding and tolerance to those in the LGBTQ community and their families. Three, the book shows the devastating consequences of children who are bullied because they are or a family member is LGBTQ or gender non-conforming. And four, it’s a pioneer in its own right; a resource to help future families and children who are gender non-conforming and a support system. Highly recommended.
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Like the content, like her acceptance, but her younger son seems like a self-entitled brat. Maybe it's her writing, but she makes her older son sound down right benevolent whereas with her younger son she seems overly indulgent simply because society is against him. I worry about the struggles he'll face with the attitude he seems to possess, not because of his being a gender-bender, but because of his overt narcissism.
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I love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry it took so long to write back. Lol. Anyway well if you are planning on having a long distance relationship and our worried that skyping wont be enough then take turns visiting each other every month or two in person. This may work and it may not you have a 75%-100% that it will work. Well peace out - brooklyn &starf
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I was 8 years old, my family and I went to go pick up my brother from church. As we were waiting for him to get done, I saw a boy about 13 years old playing basketball. He had black hair, brown eyes, and was downright gorgeous. I started to have a crush on him right then and there. Its been 6 years since then and now I'm 14. I still like him, but even more now. Because its been 6 years I've now seen what he acts like: he's kind, sweet, strong, athletic, courageous, slightly possessive, and more attractive then he was before. Now I have one problem. I'm in 8th grade and 14 this year. He's a freshman in college and 19. But I'm so deep in love that I can't get out of it! What do I do??? -Abi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry. Wi-fi.