Beautiful book about a young boy with mermaid aspirations. Love’s gorgeous illustrations provide endless opportunities for discussion and discovery. Wonderful “point of entry” text to examine gender roles and expectations with young children.
The author of the well-known Heather Has Two Mommies, Leslea Newman has several books about LGBTQ families. This one takes a somewhat heavy-handed approach about a gender non-conforming character, but the book’s clear, unwavering messages of support and acceptance are heartening.
Tips from PP on how to think about, prepare for, and facilitate conversations around gender with small children. Also provides thought-provoking opportunities for self-reflection on gendered attitudes.
Should you or a gender-expansive child need more support, check out the GFP (through the well known and highly reputed Ackerman Institute for the Family in Manhattan). They have wonderful offerings, including Family and individual therapy, support and play groups, etc.
This book is excellent. Not only is it rich with the author’s years of experience and perspective, it also helps parents distinguish among different types of gender expression issues. Not every boy who likes dresses and Barbies is transgender, for example. But how can we know for sure? This book answers that question and many, […]
The riveting story of a young transgender girl, her family, and their accidental activism in the trans-rights movement. Written for adults.