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The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals Paperback – June 28, 2008
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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!
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Part of me wishes this book were called "Kids and Gender: How Not To Screw Them Up." I've been interested in the possibilities of raising kids apart from society's strict... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Julie
Read this because a good friend is going through this with her 7 year old and I really want to understand. Read morePublished 1 month ago by judie
The Transgender Child is an excellent introductory book for parents and professionals! There are also many resources listed.Published 1 month ago by Laura R
Important reference recommended by a psychologist Very helpful for parentsPublished 2 months ago by RMEA
It is what I was needing to help understand my clients better in therapy.Published 3 months ago by Pam
This is a must have for a parent of a transgender or gender non-conforming child.Published 4 months ago by Samantha
This is a very useful book. It helps me understand this complex and intense issue in a straightforward way that presumes I'm intelligent enough to understand the nuances of the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer