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Review '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.' Betty DeGeneres, Ellen's mother, is a national LGBT rights advocate and the author of Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey and Just a Mom.'This book is a must for anyone who wants support for or insight into the path that must be taken, by parent, child, and everyone around them, if our transgender youth and young adults are going to have the full opportunity to be the wonderful people they are.' Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, Director of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Gender Center, University of California, San Francisco, and author of Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children.'By sharing her own transition journey and that of her trans son, including issues around safety, schools, and mental health, Waldron has created an informative and comforting resource for other families.' Rachel Pepper, therapist and gender specialist in Oakland, CA, coauthor of The Transgender Child and editor of Transitions of the Heart.'A groundbreaking resource for parents and educators that blends the emotional journey of parents with strategies for transitioning and the urgent need for safe schools.'Jeff Perrotti, founder and director of Massachusetts' Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ students and coauthor of When the Drama Club Is Not Enough: Lessons from the Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students.'It was fascinating to go along on this journey with Candace and her child. Meeting parents with trans children, either in person or through this book, is life changing and exceedingly helpful for the parents and child. Comprehensive. Authentic. Compelling. A must read for all new parents!' Pam Garramone, Executive Program Director, Greater Boston PFLAG. Read more From the Author I wrote this book as a resource for parents to provide emotional support as well as critical, relevant information to help guide the many daunting decisions parents face when their child transitions.?Each chapter is organized into three sections:*?Recollections?of my own experiences with my child who grew from a gender nonconforming daughter, to a transgender teen living as both girl and boy, to eventually transitioning to become my son.*?Research?by professionals in academia, medicine, and psychology, as well as memoirs of people who've transitioned, and advocates working for transgender human rights.*?Reflections?on the journey I took, weaving together what I learned from my reading and what I experienced as a parent that will hopefully lend insights for your own journey with your gender nonconforming or transgender child or teen. Read more See all Editorial Reviews