I’m assuming that your child or teenager is a classic transkid.
That is say, that they have always behaved like, wanted to be, and will grow up to transition to the opposite biological sex.
Because they are not in fact gender atypical nor dysphoric, the may insist upon others using gender neutral pronouns when referring to them, as claiming to be “neutral” does not require them to “prove” that they are transsexual by actually presenting or acting like a boy/man.
I “came out” in high school around the same time and have lived happily as a girl/woman, wife, and mother since then. I do NOT maintain a list, nor recommend medical professionals nor therapists. I do not have further advice that I’m holding back, that is not freely given here.
However, if you have specific questions or concerns that I haven’t addressed, or just need to talk to someone, whether you are a parent, grandparent, sibling, or a transkid, I can be reached at [email protected] facebook page is: https://
I served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for an Ft M transkid in foster care who is now an adult.
I’m currently on the board of directors of a local LGBT youth center that is very T friendly.
Your job is helping them become the best person that they rightfully are, what ever that may be. Since much of the advice I give here may not be found anywhere else, you need to know it.
As a transgendered child and teen, I would have loved for my parents to have known this material. Many of the issues I list below happened to me, my friends, and my charges.
Many, perhaps most, “tomboys” and “sissies” do grow out of it around seven to ten years old.
Most gender atypical children, especially “sissy boys” will grow up to be gay, not transsexual, accepting their gender of birth.
Again, it is important to note that most children who are gender atypical and less than 10 years old will be transkids, but most likely gay or lesbian instead.