Family Support

Simple Ways to Start Supporting Your Transgender Child

  • Always use the name and pronouns that align with your child’s gender identity.

  • Be your child’s advocate – call out transphobia when you see it and ask that others respect your child’s identity.

  • Educate yourself about the concerns facing transgender youth and adults.

  • Learn what schools can and should do to support and affirm your child.

  • Encourage your child to stand up for themselves when it is safe to do so, and to set boundaries when necessary.

  • Assure your child that they have your unconditional love and support.