The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens

Sep 13, 2016

We’re excited to announce the publication of a new book written by Gender Spectrum’s Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney.

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens

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. Designed as a guidebook for parents and professionals, The Transgender Teen 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, or otherwise Gender-expansive.

This book is critical because transgender teens who report that they have very supportive parents are 93% less likely to attempt suicide. You may be hoping that your love will be what they need to help them get through their struggles. But love alone is not enough. How you demonstrate love and support for your transgender, non-binary or other gender-expansive teen can make all the difference.

Help build your child’s resilience to withstand the day-to-day challenges they experience in their world. The Transgender Teen goes on sale today, Tuesday, September 13 and is available wherever books are sold. Click here to order the book through Amazon.

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