As a transgender child “comes in” to their new identity, parents often find themselves sorting through complex emotions. They may not know what to expect or how to deal with their feelings. Or, after they have adjusted, they may find their balance is upset again and again.

These are common experiences and knowing what to expect and how to keep helping your child can be a relief. That’s what we address in this chapter.

Few organizations focus on the struggle parents face in navigating these changes in the family, but ours does. We hope you’ll visit www.strongfamilyalliance.org often.

In this guide, we will cover:

  • The Journey for Parents
  • Managing Emotions
  • Tips for Supporting Your Child