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Transgenders are a reality Accept that By Marya Haleema


We usually only think about the gender of a child at birth, whether it is a boy or a girl or that’s it, and if nature wants to test us, then we do not accept this decision and take immediate detachment from the child or take any similar step and consider this child as a shame for us.

If you have a transgender child first of all you accept with open heart and know about the child’s behavior especially

negative self-image.

strong dislike of your sexual anatomy.

strong preference for the toys and activities associated with the other gender (in children.

the process of exploring and becoming their true selves affects the entire family. Supporting your child at every step is important to their emotional, social, and physical well-being. Aude Henin, Ph.D., co-director of the Child Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program at Mass General for Children, shares how you can become your child’s best advocate throughout their transgender journey.

As we all are known Being transgender is not a phase. Although every child begins to explore their gender identity at a very young age, even as young as age 2, transgender children tend to be “persistent, consistent and insistent” in expressing their gender identity. All families should give children the space and time to explore who they are in healthy and positive ways, regardless of whether the child is transgender or not.

has why young transgender, or trans, people face high rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide. These elevated mental health risks largely stem from external factors such as discrimination, victimization, and – most especially – family rejection rather than from being trans.

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 Handling other people’s reactions to your child’s gender identity

It’s important to respect your child’s wishes and tell other people only if your child wants you to. Some children and teenagers find it easier when extended family, people at school, and people in the community know about their gender identity. Others find this makes things more difficult.

If your child is happy to share information about their gender identity, the way you tell people can influence their reactions and help them embrace your child’s identity.

As parents, you should always use the name and pronouns that align with your child’s gender identity.

Be your child’s advocate – call out transphobia when you see it and ask that others respect your child’s identity.

Educate yourself about the concerns facing transgender youth and adults.

Learn what schools can and should do to support and affirm your child.

Encourage your child to stand up for themselves when it is safe to do so and to set boundaries when necessary.

Assure your child that they have your unconditional love and support






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