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Written by top experts in the field, Raising the Transgender Child offers much-needed answers to all the questions parents and other adults ask about raising and caring for transgender and gender diverse children: Is this just a phase? Did I do something to cause this? How do we protect these children? Who should I tell, and how? Will anyone love my child?
Written by Dr. Michele Angello, a leading therapist and go-to expert in the field of transgender parenting, and Ali Bowman, bestselling writer and parent advocate, Raising the Transgender Child helps readers champion and celebrate gender diverse children while at the same time shedding fear, anger, sadness, and embarrassment. With specific and actionable adviceincluding coming-out letters, identity challenges, school and caregiver communications, and more the guide provides a wealth of science-backed information alongside friendly and practical wisdom that is sure to comfort, guide, and inspire the family and friends of transgender and gender diverse children.
Michele Angello, Ph.D. works with gender-variant and transgender youth and adults. She offers individual, group and family therapy, as well as corporate education and training on a variety of issues of sexuality and has presented internationally on her work with transgender youth and working with children of transitioning parents. She facilitates several monthly support groups for transgender adults, youth and parents. Dr. Angello is often called on to speak as an expert on transgender youth issues to universities, corporations and the media. She has appeared on Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, and in various documentaries on transgender issues. She also developed the first graduate course in the U.S. that focused on clinical issues in transgender communities.
Dr. Angello’s primary interests include working with transgender youth and adults, as well as individuals who identify as genderqueer. She also welcomes people dealing with issues of sexual orientation, alternative lifestyles, adolescent sexuality questions, and general sexual enrichment through education. She is an adjunct faculty member at Widener University and is identified globally as a transgender youth specialist.
Ali Bowman is a professional writer and ghostwriter who has penned more than 30 titles, including seven NY Times bestsellers. As a journalist, she has written for many national outlets, including Reader’s Digest, Prevention, Parents, Family Circle and the parenting section of the Today Show’s website. As the parent of a transgender boy, she is repeatedly approached by journalists from a diverse array of outlets, and is uniquely qualified to write this book with Dr. Angello.