Now What? A Handbook for Families with Transgender Children
Despite growing awareness of gender variance, books on the topic largely ignore the needs of families who struggle to understand and support their gender-nonconforming loved ones. Now What? A Handbook for Families with Transgender Children offers a comprehensive approach to the concerns and challenges that families must face. Dr. Butt explains options, provides resources, defines terms, lays out the history of transgenderism, and offers guidance through the myriad issues that confront families with a gender-nonconforming child. Practical in approach and thoroughly researched, this handbook provides information and support for families with transgender children of all ages, ranging from the pre-school child who shouts, “Stop calling me a boy! I’m a girl. Tell them, Mommy!”, to adolescents and adult children who transition later in life.
Finally, here is a book for the parent facing the confusion, anxiety, fear, frustration and guilt that accompany this journey. Perhaps you don’t know what to say to your child. Perhaps you wish you could take back what you just said, or you wonder how to respond to the callous remarks of others, or you find yourself continuously asking, “Now What?” This book will provide you with a solid working knowledge of the issues you are likely to encounter and will give you the tools to adopt clear strategies for dealing with them.