Posts Tagged "supportive parents"

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

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 in Podcast | 1 comment

https://traffic.libsyn.com/transparenting/TransParenting_Podcast_E4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | 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...

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Trans-Parenting Podcast Episode 3: Statistics of What Life is Like for Transgender Students

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 in Podcast | 2 comments

https://traffic.libsyn.com/transparenting/TransParenting_Podcast_E3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSSIn Episode 3 of the Trans-Parenting Podcast we go over some frightening statistics about what transgender students deal with in schools, suicide and self-harm, and the difference having a supportive family can make.   Show Notes: Most of the statistics in the episode come from the 2011 survey of LGBT students conducted by GLSEN. You can download and read the full report Harsh Realities: The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools here.   Hey, friends! We’re now on...

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How to Be an Ally to Your Trans Child

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 in Personal Thoughts, Video | 0 comments

If you’ve struggled to accept your child as trans, but now want to show them that you are onboard, here are a few ways to be their ally.

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For Parents Who Aren’t Supportive of Their Trans Teens

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in Personal Thoughts, Uncategorized, Video | 0 comments

A lot of parents refuse to support a child who comes out as transgender. Here are a few reasons they should.

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Transitioning as a Mormon

Posted on Jul 12, 2014 in Good Parenting, Religion, Transition Stories, Video | 0 comments

Religion and acceptance (or lack thereof) from churches is a big area of controversy for transgender people. The lack of acceptance from church groups and large denominations can lead some to turn away from religion altogether. But others hold onto their faith, and even hope that they or their children will be accepted someday. One such family is featured in a short documentary which has just won the 2014 Utah Short Film of the Year Award. Utah? Yes, Utah. The home of the LDS Church. Eri Hayward and her family are Mormon. Her story is “Transmormon”. The “good parenting” part of this story is in a quote from Eri’s dad near the end of the...

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