Posts Tagged "transgender kids in school"

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

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 in Podcast | 0 comments Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | 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...

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When Your Trans Child Comes Out Unexpectedly

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Personal Thoughts | 1 comment

AJ and her friend Jasmine announced they are ‪transgender‬ to the whole Brownie troop tonight. I don’t think I breathed for about four minutes. Jasmine was visiting and during intros was asked if there was anything she’d like to share about herself. She said “Well, I’m transgender.” My heart almost stopped. I thought I’d be more prepared for that kind of moment than I was. But she was amazing. She explained what being trans is and then AJ jumped in with “And I’m transgender, too! We both are.” The girls had a couple of questions but they all took it in stride. One even jumped in and said “We can learn about...

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Making Schools Safe for Transgender Children

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Education Issues | 0 comments

We are fortunate that by homeschooling our kids, we don’t have to worry about unsupportive administrations, mishandled paperwork, or other children (or their parents) bullying our AJ and her brother. But for a lot of parents, their children are already in a school system when they come out as transgender and start their transition. So what can you do as a parent to ensure your child is safe in a school? You have a few options. First, you must decide if your child will stay in their current school or if you will transfer to a different school in the district. If your child wants to be stealth, changing schools is probably the only way to make that happen. I have...

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