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Transgender Children

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Do you know the gender or the assigned sex of this child? Is there a difference in those?

Years ago I thought babies were born male or female.  I’ve learned over my life time that this is not the case.  A group called, “Gender Infinity” is doing an excellence job of educating  therapists and parents about what gender really means. I visited one of their conferences this week and am overflowing with information.

Gender Diverse children can also be referred to as gender non-conforming. Gender non-conforming children are gifted with an innocence in their processing; to them they can only be who they sense they are. Some feel they are internally different then the external picture, expressing a cross-gender identity. Can it be that simple?  It is when we, as their support system, confirm with actions of rejection or acceptance  that they connect the meaning of right or wrong. We create the environment for them to explore life in.

It is common for transgender children to come out as Lesbian, gay, or bisexual first trying to find the fit that they need. Many times feeling that the hair and clothes change is good but not enough. Hormone blockers are sometime used in pre-puberty to allow the child time to process what gender they are and avoid some possible future surgeries. Most people at this point just loss their breathe; it is ok!

These are REVERSIBLE. It simply pauses the onset.

I have worked with children for years now and knowing that they have the possibility to be comfortable in their own skin from the beginning is incredible!

As I learn, I will pass on the information! If you have time, look up the Group Gender Infinity~They are crazy wonderful! I’m here to help if you need more information.

We stand in the moment of our potential to move forward and ability to understand~ 

Much Respect,

Melinda C. Porter

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I love the beauty an individual holds in their story. The drive they have to determine their path for themselves. Individuals are full of strength; mental health is key in being able to continue grow. I also work with the LGB and Gender Diverse community helping to find direction in a non-judgement environment. You are welcome to be you here! ~ Following &/or re-blogging does not imply endorsement. www.mcpcounseling.com

2 thoughts on “Transgender Children

  1. Thank you Melinda for this wonderful post it was very interesting and I loved it.I have been to some training on Trans Awareness in the past and came away more knowledgeable and also wanting to learn more which I have consequently thank goodness.I do feel it is about educating people and making people more aware of what Transgender and Gender Infinity is which is important.Thank you also for offering of help to anyone that may need more information and also making people aware of the Group Gender Infinity if they wish to find out more.Again fabulous blog looking forward to hearing some more.

    1. Thank you for reading it. Yes, education is key. I provide a Transgender meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month for individuals transitioning. We learn together!

      Much Respect!

      Melinda

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