Your Kid Announces They’re Trans. Now What?

It could happen on any given weeknight: While you are enjoying dinner with your family, your teenage daughter suddenly announces that she was born in the wrong body, that you have to start calling her by a male name, and that she wants to start taking cross-sex hormones. And she’s serious about it.

What do you do next? 

“It’s very important for the parents to not react in a way that is terribly negative or terribly judgmental, even if they may be feeling at the moment that this is just madness, and this doesn’t make any sense,” advised Dr. Miriam Grossman, a psychiatrist and the author of five books. In her 2009 book “You’re Teaching My Child WHAT?” she warned parents about how sex education has evolved to promote sexual freedom and gender confusion. In her latest book from 2023, “Lost in Trans Nation: A Child Psychiatrist’s Guide Out of the Madness,” she wrote about the damage that the so-called “gender-affirming care” is inflicting on our youth.

Although there’s no one-size-fits-all guide to navigating this scenario, there are some main points to consider.

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