As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want them to feel happy, loved and accepted for who they are. Every day, we are learning more about gender identity and how it impacts our children. It is important to understand the basics of gender identity, and how to create a safe and supportive environment for your child to express their true selves.
Children are born with open minds and no expectations–they take the world as it comes. This also applies to gender roles. Children aren’t born believing that pink is for girls, and blue is for boys, such ideas are taught to them.
Support groups can be an incredibly important resource for children and parents who are navigating the challenges of exploring their gender identity.