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Grief After Your Child Comes Out is Complicated

It’s normal to feel many different emotions after your child comes out as transgender. You may feel confusion, sadness, overwhelm, doubt, fear, relief, joy, and even anger. The most common feeling that parents experience is grief. It’s also the feeling that brings the most shame, confusion, and cause for concern. After all, our children are… Continue reading Grief After Your Child Comes Out is Complicated

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Letting Go of the Child You Thought You Had

When your child comes out as transgender, it’s normal to grieve the idea of the child you thought you had. We’ve had years, sometimes decades, to think about our children in one way. The idea of that child has lived in our minds, hearts, and home, and it doesn’t disappear overnight when our children tell… Continue reading Letting Go of the Child You Thought You Had

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It’s Normal to Feel Emotional After Your Child Comes Out as Transgender

When you first learn your child is transgender, it’s normal to feel many different emotions. You may experience grief, sadness, fear, guilt, worry, anger, anxiety, and denial, to name a few. You might even feel some of those emotions at the same time. They are all normal reactions to the overwhelming experience of learning new… Continue reading It’s Normal to Feel Emotional After Your Child Comes Out as Transgender

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You Can’t Love Your Child and Reject Them for Being Transgender

As parents, the greatest gift we give our children is love and support. From the time they are small, our children look to us for validation that our love for them is strong, unconditional, and will not end. This is even more true when our children come out as transgender. They worry that our love… Continue reading You Can’t Love Your Child and Reject Them for Being Transgender

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Gifts For Parents of Transgender Children

Are you searching for good gifts for parents of transgender children? Look no further. I’ve collected an assortment of gifts that would be appropriate for moms, dads, or guardians. There are no photos of the individual items, so the page will load quickly and not clog down mobile phones, but once I got past the… Continue reading Gifts For Parents of Transgender Children

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When Your Partner or Spouse is Unsupportive of Your Child

While I didn’t understand what being transgender meant when my son Leo came out, I supported him immediately. I knew that members of the LGBTQ+ community who had supportive family members thrived compared to those who did not. Besides, whatever I felt about Leo being transgender, I needed to work out on my own. What… Continue reading When Your Partner or Spouse is Unsupportive of Your Child