The Judicial Review of Puberty Blockers

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After the judgement in December 2020, leave to appeal was granted and the appeal case will be heard on 23rd June 2020. The increasing legal costs being incurred are being…

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Bully Proof Kids

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We can’t always be there to protect our kids as they make their way in the world. What we can do is equip them with the tools they need to…

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Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

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Parents of girls on the autism spectrum often wish their daughters were celebrated for their talents, rather than discouraged for their differences. They recognise that their children's unique natures may…

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Hold on to Your Kids

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Children take their lead from their friends: being ‘cool’ matters more than anything else. Shaping values, identity and codes of behaviour, peer groups are often far more influential than parents.…

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Desist, Detrans and Detox

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Blindsided when a child suddenly announces a transgender identity, many parents today find their families under assault by an insidious predator: the billion-dollar gender industry. “Do you want a live…

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Transgender Trend: A fantastic resource for parents

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Transgender Trend is an organisation of parents, professionals and academics based in the UK who are concerned about the current trend to diagnose children as transgender, including the unprecedented number…

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Alice Hope: Supporting a Trans Teen

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Australian mother Alice Hope created a YouTube channel with helpful advice on how to support a trans-identified teen. From advice on names and pronouns to responding to requests for binders,…

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Our Top Ten Tips

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Our Top Ten Tips 1. Listen to your child This is the most important bit of advice: at first, listen. If your child tells you they are trans, or are…

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Breast Binding – Self Harm or Gender Care?

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What is binding? Binding is the practice of flattening breasts with constrictive materials to give the impression of a flatter, more masculine appearing chest. It is most commonly associated with…

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Articles: Therapist Lisa Marchiano

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The parents I speak with overwhelmingly love their children. They are interested in supporting their children in growing to adulthood with healthy bodies. They want to support their child’s emerging…

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Video: Sasha Ayad

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Sasha Ayad is a therapist who works with children and young people who struggle with issues around their gender identity and gender dysphoria. She co-hosts the podcast Gender: A Wider…

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Podcast: Gender – A Wider Lens

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Psychotherapists Stella O'Malley and Sasha Ayad take a look at gender from a psychological perspective in their podcast Gender: A Wider Lens. Is gender identity a facilitation of development and…

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An A to Z of Terms

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An A to Z of Sex and Gender Sometimes the language our children use to describe their experiences can be confusing; whilst some words might be completely new to us,…

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Adult Gender Clinics: A Clinician’s View

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We are very grateful for the following comments from a former senior clinician at an adult NHS gender clinic which, we hope, will help to inform parents of vulnerable adults…

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Puberty Blockers: A Letter to a Parent

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Background Those of us who give our time to our support group do so because we want to help fellow parents who are facing the same difficult parenting decisions as…

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