How would you feel if you woke up tomorrow morning in a body totally unfamiliar to you? How about if you soon realized you were trapped in a body that was the opposite gender of what you inherently know you are?
Fairly confused and frustrated, right?
This is the way transgender kids (and many adults) feel every day of their lives, until they own their narrative and bring others into the story.
If you are the parent of a transgender child — or if you simply know a transgender kid — check out this article, which first appeared in the Reno Gazette-Journal, for tips on how to have a difficult, confusing conversation.
Hint: There will be LOTS of listening.
Bonus Hint: Many of these tips are just as relevant for parents of any kid whose sexuality might be different than their own.
Help us celebrate Transgender Awareness Week by learning these simple tips to an open, honest conversation.