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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Cleis Press (June 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781573443180
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573443180
  • ASIN: 1573443182
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Libraries may own books dealing with transgender adults, but this is the only guide about raising transgender children. While the general message to parents is that "you have nothing to apologize for and nothing to be embarrassed about," the authors make it clear that parents and families will not have it easy. Realistic and empowering. Background: What do you do when it's Grandma's birthday dinner and your eight-year-old son insists on wearing his dress and Mary Janes? And how do you handle dating when your transgirl daughter still has male sex organs? Brill (founder, Gender Spectrum Education and Training) and Pepper (coordinator, LGBT studies, Yale Univ.) bring solid credentials and years of research to help parents and others deal with issues specific to transgender children. Answers may not be easy, but blaming the child, denying access to transgender friends, and verbal threats are not helpful. When parents recognize their child's gender identity, there can be feelings of confusion, anger, shock, fear, shame, and grief. Most children have gender identities by age two or three; like homosexuality, being transgender is not a choice. Nor is it, as it has often been labeled, "acting out" in anger against parents. There is much detail about medical practices and legal matters, most of which become issues as transgender children become adults."---Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, PA -- Library Journal--June 24, 2008

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VERY helpful, informative, and a quick and easy read.
richelle sheehan
I found the chapter headings useful - I jumped around in the book to read the most pertinent chapters first.
Margaret
This book is very helpful for understanding transgender child.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By David N. Parker VINE VOICE on August 20, 2008
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This is a wonderful book!
The Transgender Child is the first of its kind - a thoughtful manual for parents and caregivers of transgender children, written by one of our country's most respected gender therapists and an experienced researcher and author of books related to the GLBT community and gender variance. Detailed, up-to-date, and easy to read, this book should be the prime resource for parents of transgender children and teens, and anyone who deals with them.
The Transgender Child includes a Foreword by Dr. Norman Spack, our country's leading expert on the care and treatment of transgender children and youth. It is followed by a series of chapters dealing with all aspects of how to deal with the child, their family and friends, their schools and school administrators and staff. Also included are excellent chapters on medical care and legal issues unique to these children.
Everyone who deals with a transgender child should have and read a copy of this book. It is especially valuable when dealing with those unfamiliar with the transgender experience - whether they are family members, neighbors, teachers, or the local Department Family Services. The Transgender Child adds the authority of leading professionals to any discussion of the child's care and treatment.
I recommend it highly!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 25, 2008
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This book was recommended to me by an Aunt after we sent out an email letting our family and friends know that our daughter would now be living as our son. I can not tell you enough how many questions this book answered and how much comfort it gave me to know that my questions weren't unique they were common.
And when it came time for our son to attend school as his new self this book went along for the ride. I offered it to teachers, principles, and any other person who seemed to need more information and understanding. The best part was this book does not point a finger or try to change peoples religious or political views which I sometimes find pushes people away from excepting. Instead this book just gives the facts, it tells you the details of everything on what to expect, how to talk to doctors, and what the laws are for trans children. My favorite part was at the end when it gave letter examples that your local doctor could follow to hand out to schools and other areas where you might need one.
This book has become my guide and I reference it often.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By K. Garza on August 6, 2008
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This is the best book I've read on Transgender Children. It has valuable information, and is wonderful to share with schools, doctors, etc (I purchased extras to give away as needed). It was written in a manner that is easily understood, as well as including great resources.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By AntsDivideLabor on July 12, 2009
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"The Transgender Child" goes through the current psychological research surrounding raising transgender and gender variant children. Main message: love your child. It then goes through the legal precautions you may consider, as well as how to make sure your child's school is working hard in his/her best interest. It is clear and straightforward. I loved all of the quotes and messages from transgender children and their families. I think they could have used more research references. The section on the education system was helpful to me, although I think that more training is necessary in addition to this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Dunn on March 21, 2009
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If you are a parent of a TG child or you are dealing with a TG child this is a very good book that covers a lot of useful information. The biggest single peace of advice is "Communication". At each stage of the transition or at the time of transition communication has to be exercised. The book does not recommend to advertise the fact about a child who is transitioning, it is learning to communicate effectively with those who need to know and to let the child have a say in who knows. Another point is respect, showing the child respect and what adults preach about respect is true. Another book I cried with, got angry about what some people think is best, and I cheered for those who could be themselves. The book does cover the many of the different sections of the TG spectrum and gives suggestions on how to handle them; with each area of suggestions it is recommend to utilize a therapist which has a good understanding of TG issues.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Duncan on September 2, 2012
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This book is truly wonderful. It has all the basic information that folks need to know to understand the concept of transgender kids, but also goes into depth and provides specific strategies for dealing with the host of issues and problems that transkids and their parents, families, and friends have to address.

As the parent of a transkid myself, this was my first major resource to gather information and understanding, and I have ordered more than a dozen copies over the past several years to give to teachers, principals, afterschool program supervisors, family members, and friends who needed to understand the big picture.

This book is essential for anyone who needs to know more themselves, or who needs to educate others to help protect and support trans children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By von Grim on March 23, 2012
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The other reviews were on the money. This book is great! As a transman, I recommend this book for anyone who has a trans friend, relative, child, sibling or just wants to understand trans more. It is informative and sensitive, brings you to the level of the trans person's experience. It helps cisgender individuals with how to deal with the emotions and process of grief, understanding, and support. I bought and read this with plans to give it to my family when I come out to them. Hopefully it will help them through their personal journey.
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