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  • August 2014
  • 9780991447404 0991447409
  • 320 pages
  • $16.95
My Daughter He: Transitioning With Our Transgender Children

Adult; Other Nonfiction; (Publish)

My Daughter He: Transitioning With Our Transgender Children is both a story and a resource. Written by a mother reflecting on her own difficult journey to accept that her beloved daughter longed to be a boy, My Daughter He explores the labyrinthine path many parents travel: supporting their child’s authentic self-expression while experiencing deep-seated emotions of their own. Topics include:

  • Finding the right team of professionals to guide your decisions
  • Reversible and irreversible treatment options and if and when to begin them
  • Self-care strategies and support for siblings
  • Networking with other parents to create supportive schools and communities

With younger children exhibiting gender nonconformity or disclosing transgender feelings, and medical options for preteens that have positive lifelong benefits, parent decision-making has never been more urgent. My Daughter He is a valuable handbook to guide you.

Reviews
This memoir and guidebook from Waldron reaches out with a compassionate voice to those dealing with the emotional and practical difficulties of parenting a gender variant child. By acknowledging that the parent’s journey can be an often uncomfortable one, Waldron counters the urge to devalue our own experiences when they no longer match with our child’s current reality. Each chapter has three parts, entitled “Recollections,” “Research,” and “Reflections.” In “Recollections,” Waldron tells the story of raising her son Kai, née daughter Kendra, through his process of trying on new roles and fighting suicidal despair, before finally emerging as a happy young man during his senior year in high school. “Research” provides well-organized information on the science of sex and gender and about appropriate medical treatment for transgender young people, including a discussion of their options upon reaching puberty. “Reflections” returns to the personal, but in universal terms, offering advice on productive things parents can do for themselves, their transgender child, and their other children, and on social issues like disclosure and dating. Waldron’s style is warm without falling into either cutesy mommy tales or overwrought handwringing, tapping into the grief that many parents feel when they realize that their children are people of their own and not just an extension of the parents’ dreams for them. (BookLife)
News
05/26/2014
Endorsement by Betty DeGeneres, Ellen's mother

Candace Waldron has written a book for everyone! My Daughter He should be required reading not only for parents and family members of trans children, but for teachers, counselors, and school administrators. In fact, all of us will benefit from the information in these pages. Besides being an education, it's a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I couldn't put it down.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • August 2014
  • 9780991447404 0991447409
  • 320 pages
  • $16.95

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