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Transitions of the Heart

Transitions of the Heart Author Rachel Pepper
ISBN-10 9781573447881
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 240
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A collection of stories by mothers of transgender and gender variant children.



Transitions of the Heart

Transitions of the Heart Author Rachel Pepper
ISBN-10 9781573448017
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 240
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Transitions of the Heart is the first collection to ever invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children of all ages to tell their own stories about their child’s gender transition. Often “transitioning” socially and emotionally alongside their child but rarely given a voice in the experience, mothers hold the key to familial and societal understanding of gender difference. Sharing stories of love, struggle, and acceptance, this collection of mother's voices, representing a diversity of backgrounds and sexual orientations, affirms the experience of those who have raised and are currently raising transgender and gender variant children between the ages of 5-50. Edited by Rachel Pepper, a gender specialist and co-author of the acclaimed book The Transgender Child, Transitions of the Heart will prove an invaluable resource for parents coming to terms with a child’s gender variance or transition.



Critical Kinship Studies

Critical Kinship Studies Author Damien W. Riggs
ISBN-10 9781137505057
Release 2016-09-15
Pages 222
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This book draws together research on posthumanism and studies of kinship to elaborate an account of western human kinship practices. Studies of kinship have increasingly sought to critique the normative assumptions that often underpin how caring relationships between humans are understood. The categorisation of 'human' and 'kinship' is brought into question and this book examines who might be excluded through adherence to accepted categories and how a critical lens may broaden our understanding of caring relationships. Bringing together a diverse array of analytic foci and theoretical lenses, Critical Kinship Studies opens up new avenues for understanding what it means to be in relationships with others, and in so doing challenges the human exceptionalism that has often limited how we think about family, loss, love and subjectivity.



Trans Kin

Trans Kin Author Eleanor A. Hubbard
ISBN-10 148010647X
Release 2012-10-19
Pages 402
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Trans-Kin is a collection of stories from significant others, family members, friends and allies of transgender persons (SOFFAs). Powerful, thought-provoking and enlightening, this collection will provide for the head and the heart of anyone who has ever loved a transgender person. Trans-Kin is also an essential read for allies of the transgender community and anyone who wishes to become one.



The Transgender Child

The Transgender Child Author Stephanie Brill
ISBN-10 9781573443180
Release 2008-06-28
Pages 200
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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.



Two Spirits One Heart

Two Spirits  One Heart Author Marsha Aizumi
ISBN-10 0615681719
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 290
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In this first of its kind, illuminating new book, mother, educator and LGBT activist Marsha Aizumi shares her story of parenting a young woman who came out as a lesbian, then transitioned to male. Two Spirits, One Heart: A Son's Journey and a Mother's Love chronicles her personal journey from being the mother of her dearly desired adopted baby girl Ashley, to offering unconditional love, acceptance and support amid her child's struggles to reconcile her gender identity and follow her path to become a man, Aiden. In the process, she also becomes a passionate advocate for the greater rights of transgender, bisexual, gay and lesbian citizens.



The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians Author Rachel Pepper
ISBN-10 9781573445252
Release 2008-09-05
Pages 288
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The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians covers everything you need to make the thrilling and challenging journey to motherhood: from choosing a donor to tracking fertility to signing the right papers on the dotted lines. Rachel Pepper's lively, easy-to-read guide is the first place to go for up-to-date information and sage advice on everything from sex in the sixth month to negotiating family roles. Why a second edition? When the acclaimed first edition appeared, the author's daughter was only a few months old. This new edition takes into account the parenting know-how Pepper has developed over the intervening six years, as well as the evolving legal status of lesbian parents, and the increasing importance of the Internet for information on fertility, sperm banks, and donors. The resource section is greatly expanded, as are the sections on each trimester of pregnancy, on childbirth, and on life with a newborn. And Pepper provides more insight into preconception planning for both single lesbians and couples. An indispensable resource, The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians is now bigger and better.



My Daughter He

My Daughter He Author Candace Waldron
ISBN-10 0991447409
Release 2014-08-16
Pages 306
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My Daughter He: Transitioning With Our Transgender Children is written by a mother reflecting on her own difficult journey to accept that her beloved daughter longed to be a boy. By honestly exploring the author's own deep-seated feelings and how they interfered with her ability to align with and advocate for her child, readers are invited to attend to their own emotional responses while supporting their child's authentic self-expression. My Daughter He is also filled with resources. If you are the parent of a gender nonconforming child, you may wonder whether this is a phase. For many young children it is, but how do you know what's true for your child and when is it time to seek help? Other informative topics include: * Gender identity development and early clues to watch for in your child * Finding the right team of professionals to guide your decisions* Reversible and irreversible treatment options and when to begin them * Networking with other parents to create supportive schools and communitiesWith younger children disclosing their transgender identity, and medical options for preteens that have positive lifelong benefits, parent decision-making has never been more urgent. My Daughter He is a valuable handbook to guide you.



At the Broken Places

At the Broken Places Author Mary Collins
ISBN-10 9780807088357
Release 2017
Pages 194
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In this collaborative memoir, a parent and a transgender son recount wrestling with their differences as Donald Collins undertook medical-treatment options to better align his body with his gender identity. As a parent, Mary Collins didn't agree with her trans son's decision to physically alter his body, although she supported his right to realize himself as a person. Raw and uncensored, each explains her or his emotional mindset at the time: Mary felt she had lost a daughter; Donald activated his "authentic self." Both battled to assert their rights. A powerful memoir and resource, At the Broken Places offers a road map for families in transition.



Helping Your Transgender Teen

Helping Your Transgender Teen Author Irwin Krieger
ISBN-10 069201229X
Release 2011
Pages 75
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Helping Your Transgender Teen has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Helping Your Transgender Teen also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Helping Your Transgender Teen book for free.



Now What

Now What Author Rex Butt
ISBN-10 0986084417
Release 2015-06-01
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Despite growing awareness of gender variance, books on the topic largely ignore the needs of families who struggle to understand and support their gender-nonconforming loved ones. Now What? A Handbook for Families with Transgender Children offers a comprehensive approach to the concerns and challenges that families must face. Butts explains options, provides resources, defines terms, lays out the history of transgenderism, and offers guidance through the myriad issues that confront families with a gender-nonconforming child. Practical in approach and thoroughly researched, this handbook provides information and support for families with transgender children of all ages, ranging from the pre-school child who shouts, "Stop calling me a boy! I'm a girl. Tell them, Mommy!", to adolescents and adult children who transition later in life. Finally, here is a book for the parent facing the confusion, anxiety, fear, frustration and guilt that accompany this journey. Perhaps you don't know what to say to your child. Perhaps you wish you could take back what you just said, or you wonder how to respond to the callous remarks of others, or you find yourself continuously asking, "Now What?" This book will provide you with a solid working knowledge of the issues you are likely to encounter and will give you the tools to adopt clear strategies for dealing with them.



He s Always Been My Son

He s Always Been My Son Author Janna Barkin
ISBN-10 9781784505257
Release 2017-08-21
Pages 220
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This inspiring and moving story, told from the heart of an extraordinary family, recounts the emotional and uplifting journey of raising a transgender son. Janna Barkin's family has come a long way since their child, Amaya, first told them he was a boy and not a girl and this captivating memoir charts the family's experiences of raising Amaya, from birth through to adulthood. With powerful chapters written by Amaya's family and friends, Janna shares personal stories of the support and discoveries her family has encountered and provides a 'care package' of advice for families facing similar issues, including a glossary of terms and a list of hand-picked support sources. Written with warmth and humor, He's Always Been My Son reminds us to accept others for who they are and will support, educate and inspire anyone who reads it.



I Am J

I Am J Author Cris Beam
ISBN-10 9780316053617
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 326
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J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his best friend who has rejected him and the parents he thinks do not understand him when he finally decides that it is time to be who he really is.



Raising My Rainbow

Raising My Rainbow Author Lori Duron
ISBN-10 9780770437718
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 288
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Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi." C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff—really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He's not all pink and not all blue. He's a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow. Written in Lori's uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Transgender Teen

The Transgender Teen Author Stephanie Brill
ISBN-10 9781627781756
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 200
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What do you do when your son announces he is transgender and asks that you call her by a new name? Or what if your child uses a term you’ve never heard of to describe themselves (neutrois, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, androgyne…) and when you didn’t know what they meant, they left the room and now won’t speak to you about it? Perhaps your daughter recently asked you not to use gendered pronouns when referring to ‘her’ anymore, preferring that you use “they”; you’re left wondering if this is just a phase, or if there’s something more that you need to understand about your child. There is a generational divide in our understandings of gender. This comprehensive guidebook helps to bridge that divide by exploring the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or otherwise gender-expansive. Combining years of experience working in the field with extensive research and personal interviews, the authors cover pressing concerns relating to physical and emotional development, social and school pressures, medical considerations, and family communications. Learn how parents can more deeply understand their children, and raise their non-binary or transgender adolescent with love and compassion.



Stuck in the Middle with You

Stuck in the Middle with You Author Jennifer Finney Boylan
ISBN-10 9780307952844
Release 2013-04-30
Pages 304
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with a remarkable memoir about gender and parenting that discusses how families are shaped and the difficulties and wonders of being human. A father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents. Through both her own story and incredibly insightful interviews with others, including Richard Russo, Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Minot, Trey Ellis, Timothy Kreider, and more, Jenny examines relationships between fathers, mothers, and children; people's memories of the children they were and the parents they became; and the many different ways a family can be. With an Afterword by Anna Quindlen, Stuck in the Middle with You is a brilliant meditation on raising—and on being—a child. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content



Gender Born Gender Made

Gender Born  Gender Made Author Diane Ehrensaft
ISBN-10 9781615190607
Release 2011
Pages 275
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"Gender Born, Gender Made is a comprehensive guidebook for the parents and therapists of children who do not identify with or behave according to their biological gender. Drawing on the case histories of several children, each "gender creative" in his or her own way, Dr. Diane Ehrensaft offers concrete strategies for understanding and supporting children who experience confusion about their gender identities. She also discusses the latest therapeutic advancements available to gender-variant children. Traditionally, psychologists have sought to "cure" gender variance by pressuring children to conform to typical gender behavior. From her perspective as both clinician and parent of a gender creative child, Dr. Ehrensaft advocates a new approach, encouraging caregivers to support gender-variant children as they explore their gender identities. Rather than offering a "cure" for gender variance, Gender Born, Gender Made facilitates improved understanding and communication about gender identity." -- Publisher description.