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Supporting Your Child as They Discover Their Gender

Gender is an important part of your child’s development and overall identity. In this episode, our hosts come together with Carrie & Wayne from TransParent Okanagan and Kendall, a Social Worker from BC Children’s Hospital to share with parents & caregivers of younger kids:

  • a starting place to learn about concepts and terms related to gender 
  • tips on how to talk about gender identity with your child, their siblings and extended family 
  • approaches that can help you to support your child as they discover their gender and express it in ways that feel right to them

 

Episode Transcript

 

EPISODE RESOURCES:

Website: TransCare BC Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Website: TransParent Okanagan

Book: The Transgender Child

Book: Red: A Crayon’s Story

Peer Support for Families at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

Guest bios
Carrie and Wayne
PARENTS

Carrie and Wayne are the parents of two wonderful kids and the founders of TransParent Okanagan Support and Education Society, a registered non-profit society that provides peer support, education and advocacy for parents and caregivers of two-spirit, transgender and gender creative kids in the Okanagan.

Kendall McSweeney
REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

Kendall McSweeney is a Registered Social Worker at BC Children’s Hospital gender clinic. She also works with autistic youth and young adults through the Canucks Autism Network. She loves getting to work with folks as they learn to let their true selves shine in the world.

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