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Guest darlingdoll

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knew a good few titles of some books that would be parent appropriate to give to Eric's mom (I've stolen the laptop thus why I'm asking and not him- he's currently taking the dog out), preferably under 30.00$ if possible and we're okay with online shopping, we just want to know some titles, not so much parenting guides as he's out of the house, but general information would be mightily appreciated :)

thank you everyone so much

Eric and Kay

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Hi Eric and Kay, :)

This is the best book I've found that explains what transsexualism is and what transsexuals go through.



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Guest Krisina

The best book I have ever read, and that I own:

True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism

--For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals

by Mildred L. Brown & Chloe Ann Rounsley


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Guest Lacey Lynne

What Jenny and Krisinia (above) told about "True Selves" is the plain truth. If you're going to buy just ONE book, THAT'S the one to buy. Most of us on here would say so. Buy it, read it, love it. You'll be VERY glad you did. Peace


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Guest anyushka

Barnes and Noble carries a book called "The Transgender Child". It was recommended to a 16 year old at an FTM meeting my family attended last night as a way of helping him have a conversation with his mother.

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Guest metajess

We just read The Transgender Child. It's a great book for parents having trouble with it. I don't think it was appropriate for us since were completely accepting. It's great for grandparents and the like too. Very informative and explains how and why kids know they're trans and how young they know.


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Guest meridian

A terrific memoir is *She's Not There,* by Jennifer Finney Boylan. The writer was an acclaimed published novelist known as James Finney Boylan before she transitioned. Her story is extremely moving, and also a great read.



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Guest Kael147

Transforming families. Mary boenke is editor - it is a collection of family stories about when people come out from the perspective of the family members and the trans person.

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Guest again

true selves is a great book!

there is also a pdf handout that you can download from the Central Toronto Youth Services website for free. Here is the main website:

http://www.ctys.org/programs/prideprejudiceparents.htm if it's not showing as a live link, just cut and paste it into your browser.

Here is the direct link to the pdf dcoument. My son sent me a copy of this with his coming out letter and I found it very helpful:


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