Are you confused by your child’s gender expression? Is your child verbalizing that they are the opposite gender they were born with? Are you unsure of how to handle this? Does your child throw tantrums about gender-specific toys, clothes, or hairstyles? Is your child gender non-conforming? Or maybe you have a child who identifies as transgender and has already started or completed their social transition.
When your child displays gender behavior that is confusing to you or verbalizes that they are not the gender they are born with, it can be scary. As a parent, you may be unsure how to support your child or handle this situation. You may wonder what this means for your child in the future regarding their safety and overcoming the challenges of growing up in a society that constantly reinforces binary gender.