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I wasn’t sure how to title this entry. The runner-up: Stop Encouraging Your Trans Child, but that would not capture the Trump-sized misconception that parents are encouraging their cis children to be trans. No need to reread that sentence, you read it correctly the first time.
A lot of negative comments I receive revolve around this notion; that parents, in some twisted, gender bending way, are molding their children to be trans. Here’s an example comment:
“Are you serious? You encourage this in a 7 year-old? This is insane.”
I would liken me “encouraging” my child to be trans to me encouraging my 5-year-old to have autism. The notion that I had a typically developing boy, who I then encouraged to be trans, or perhaps didn’t discourage enough to not be trans…that, my friend, is insane.
Many families of trans children go through a harrowing process of understanding…
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