Considering Transition as an Intervention
Many parents balk at the idea of letting their transgender child “make such a big decision” in regards to transitioning. We, as professionals, know that transitioning is not so much a decision but a natural response to something that already IS. Instead of thinking of it (or other appropriate responses to a transgender child) as a “decision,” let’s start thinking of it as a compassionate intervention and see how the story changes. Professionals can empower parents to take actions when it comes to their child, in order to reduce distress and encourage authentic living!