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The Transgender Child: A Handbook for…

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

by Stephanie A. Brill

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This is a well-written and informative book about transgendered children written for parents, educators and therapists. Containing practical advice on parenting issues, finding help in the mental health community, advocacy, and medical issues, this self-help book advises parents on how to accept their child emotionally and to support their child with others. As a child psychologist, I found this to be an excellent primer on the needs of transgendered kids. I particularly enjoyed the vignettes of trans children described throughout as it explained the authors' points clearly. The current medical options available, such as using horomones to delay the onset of puberty and then to use opposite sex gender horomones to develop the child into the desired gender (and avoiding development into the birth gender) was fascinating. I did not know that starting horomones pre-puberty could help the child avoid additional surgeries later on. Though occassionally repetitive on some of the points (as all self-help books tend to do) it contains good information for anyone who works with or has a transgendered child. ( )
  voracious | Jun 27, 2013 |
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What do you do when your son insists on wearing a dress to school? Or when your toddler daughter's first sentence is that she's a boy? Offering an extensive understanding of gender-variant and transgender youth, The Transgender Child answers these questions and more. Covering developmental, legal, medical, and school issues, The Transgender Child is a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind guidebook for the unique challenges that thousands of families face raising children who step outside of the pink or blue box.
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