A letter to my teenage transgender

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Posted by: Newswalle

Dear first child, I can not describe how excited you were born waswhen. I'dhad no wish for a healthy baby is not nothing but a sudden, overwhelming, maybe that was my girl you could want. I had grown up with brothers and love it with a partner.

As you move from baby to school girls who took pride in their individuality, their robustness toddler. When girls in the yard you were rude, you went to play with the children and were often the only girl on her birthday. His favorite t-shirt was bright orange and had Bob the Builder; She refused pinks and purples. His thick mane was never adorned with pompons or clips and showed no vanity. She defended the underdog and stood up to tyrants.

In high school, life changing. You have your hair short before you start wearing pants and uniforms for boys. Children from other primary began to wonder whether you were a boy or a girl and head over how they react.

His social activities were reduced as you rejected the invitation. School suffered. He felt uncomfortable with female long-time friends. PE and crowds that filled with terror. In a dog walk one afternoon, you said you were in the wrong body – were you really a child. I said that I always love and support. You have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria for Adults and Children Mental Health Services and began regularly to the Tavistock Clinic in London.

Perhaps inevitably, the school for you has become increasingly difficult. At this point were already known to be a male name, and are classified as "he".

Although popular and outgoing, always been prone to anxiety and that can be intensified. Some people were accidentally cruel, others simply curious and constant questioning caused distress. The effect was devastating bullying. She stopped eating properly because he did not burden where a girl would; Vomiting; short arms; She said it was a "sexless monster." One night disappeared, and sobbing policeofficer found frozen on a park bench.

I wish I could say that we are the worst, but I suspect that we are not, we need strength. You have had CBT and take medication to control your panic attacks. Through charitable Sirens have begun to establish vital links with other trans teens. Take time away from school, which insists he does not want to leave, so we had to build the building. His return will be a reduced list. Tonight I cried because your body will cause much suffering; You can not treat as a few years before you, and in her early teens, it feels like forever.

It feels like I'm watching you drown. I see the same child I've always liked, but suffer terribly. You have to believe that while I would do anything to alleviate your pain does not change. The person I love is not fundamentally altered or lost – which was actually discovered. It is important that you know I'm still proud of you, more than ever before. You are my firstborn wonderful and I am very proud of the courage themselves and take many obstacles.

I think most people would have given the school a long time ago. The school is just a part of life, after all – it might be time to try something else has come while you have set. With the support and love of family and friends who survive these difficult times, and the strength and endurance to keep your head, while the beautiful woman that you will give.

I know my love for you is and had always been totally unconditional and non-sexist.

His mother x

A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender
A letter to my teenage transgender