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Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter Paperback – January 2, 2003
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Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Judy Shepard executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation Every parent should read this book. It's a wonderful resource that I wish had been available to me.
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This book is not specifically about dealing with transgender children, although there are about 30 pages devoted to dealing with issues and problems of Trans teens. It also talks to people of color and includes young peoples' input to parents. Cultural messages of gender and sexuality are discussed and techniques of dealing with these messages are offered for consideration.
Many of the popular myths about homosexuality and transgenderism are analyzed, with facts presented to aid in accepting and understanding. Suggestions are provided for dealing with friends, your teen's friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Signs of trouble are discussed, along with suggestions for helping your teen deal with them.
While the advice is directed toward sexual and gender diversity, the advice applies to dealing with any youth. The principles of dealing with children apply globally.
So what is the secret? The title says it best - "Always My Child." Your child's needs come first, no matter what. Love your child; don't pressure them, but encourage them to discus their feelings, fears, and problems.
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Don't bother, biggest waste of time. It's mostly his coprogress other people's work and him just citing his references.Published 7 months ago by John G.
Love this book! Such a delicate subject; as a child psychologist this is the one I recommend to my client's parents who are struggled with this new information. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kate
This book is so true, it came in the time it should & the condition was wonderful!Published on August 18, 2014 by Shannon Starke
For Parents who were just given the news that there child is questioning if they are gay or straight you will find this book helpful.Published on January 10, 2014 by sandy
I gave this to my parents for a Christmas present and still waiting to hear what they think of it.Published on January 5, 2013 by Minelli
My son is 14 and is gay. I was hoping to get a little more knowledge on how raising a gay teenager was different from any other teenager. This really didn't help that much. Read morePublished on December 11, 2011 by Elena