Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. It is now fashionable to embrace your diverse child. After my dad died I found a book about transgender young people and I gave it to my mum. But for kids, especially younger ones, the issue is much more problematic. Please refresh the page and retry.
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They equate the watch-and-wait approach with the widely discredited practice of reparative therapy, which was a failed effort to turn gay kids straight. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. The thing about trans people is, we feel very normal. These coping strategies kept me going through about 30 years of marriage. What happens when your son tells you he's really a girl? Non-binary people are used to it, you are warned when you go in [to the gender clinics], if you want treatment you will have to present as male or female and stick to that story.
I got stopped by police at a routine roadblock. Within three or four months I told my ex how I felt and initially she was very supportive. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters globeandmail. In a random sampling of 6th- to 8th-graders in San Francisco, kids were asked if they identified as male, female or transgendered — 1. School boards have developed detailed transgender policies.