Trans-Parenting Podcast Episode 9: An Interview with Darlene Tando, LCSW

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 in Podcast | 1 comment

http://traffic.libsyn.com/transparenting/TransParenting_Podcast_E9.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn Episode 9 of the Trans-Parenting podcast, I sat down to chat with Darlene Tando, a licensed clinical social worker who recently appeared on the Dr. Phil show. In that episode, a mom and her teen were on to talk about the mom’s struggle accepting her daughter’s transition. Darlene is also the author of “The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Gender Identity: A Mindful Approach to Embracing Your Child’s Authentic Self,” which you can purchase on Amazon.   As a reminder, we are now on Patreon and...

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Trans-Parenting Podcast Episode 8: Q&A session

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 in Podcast | 1 comment

http://traffic.libsyn.com/transparenting/08_TransParenting_Podcast_E8_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode, I answer questions I received during a Q&A session on Facebook, with additional questions from private messages and Twitter. Here’s the rundown: 4:40   How old are you? 5:01   How tall are you? 5:38    What do we do in places like North Carolina when we send our kids to school and don’t know if the school will support our child? 10:40   My daughter just started school yesterday and she is having problems with the other kids that she has known awhile who are now shunning her not respecting her choice...

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Trans-Parenting Podcast Episode 7: How to Create a Trans-Inclusive School

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 in Podcast | 0 comments

http://traffic.libsyn.com/transparenting/TransParenting_Podcast_E7.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat should a school do to become transgender-inclusive? I recently gave the keynote address to the NEA’s GLBT Caucus during their annual dinner telling our not-so-great experience with a school and offering tips on how they could begin creating a safe and affirming space for trans and gender non-conforming students within their schools. You can read the transcript of the speech in the previous blog post, but for those who like podcasts or prefer to hear inflections of a speaker’s voice, this one is for you! If you would...

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Trans-Parenting Podcast Episode 6: Interview with NCLR Attorney Asaf Orr

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 in Podcast | 0 comments

http://traffic.libsyn.com/transparenting/TransParenting_Podcast_E6.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode, I sit down with Asaf Orr, Esq., Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) to talk about the most common legal questions parents of trans youth have, including: how to file for name and gender marker changes, medical insurance, dealing with schools when your child transitions, when to file a legal case on your child’s behalf (and when not to), handling bullies, updating wills, abuse allegations, and custody disputes. Plus, we have a little fun getting to know Asaf...

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Trans-Parenting Podcast Episode 5: Pediatric support confusion

Posted on Mar 19, 2016 in Podcast | 0 comments

http://traffic.libsyn.com/transparenting/TransParenting_Podcast_E5.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSThere’s an article making the rounds that appears to say pediatricians believe supporting trans youth amounts to child abuse. But who are these pediatricians exactly? They are a group called the American College of Pediatricians. Ok, sounds good. But… They are NOT the American Academy of Pediatrics, which is the organization people seem to think they are. Don’t be taken in by the name. The confusion is on purpose and meant to make parents think that they should not support their trans youth. But in this podcast, we...

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Trans-Parenting Podcast Epidode 4: Avery Jackson is in the House!

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 in Podcast | 1 comment

http://traffic.libsyn.com/transparenting/TransParenting_Podcast_E4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSAvery Jackson, my 8-year-old daughter, joins me on today’s episode. We talk about what life was like before transitioning and how it’s been since. She has opinions and isn’t shy about sharing them. Hear her thoughts on bathroom bills and being a good parent. She also tells about some of the cool stuff that she’s been up to — from YouTube to hanging out with friends to activism. There are a few surprises and hints at upcoming projects, too! The video she made that is mentioned as part of an upcoming project is...

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