My Child Is Trans – What To Do

My Child Is Trans – What To Do

When someone comes out as Trans, it can be difficult for family or friends to understand. You might wonder what you did or why this happened. Some people feel guilt, shame or fear. Just remember that it takes great courage to be honest about this experience and that there is nothing wrong with being Trans. Respect the persons feelings about their gender identity above all else. Things you could do include:

  • Recognise that this is not something that could have been changed, and that gender identity is hard wired from birth.
  • Show your support and let them know your relationship won’t change.
  • Respect their name and pronoun they wish to be addressed by. If you make a mistake, apologise and correct yourself.
  • Accept them and what they are telling you. It is likely that they have taken some time to talk to you about this and need your understanding.
  • Find out more and educate yourself on Trans issues.
  • Find appropriate supports for your child etc. if that is what they want. You can get in touch with us for information and suppot for your child.