Websites we recommend:
A New Zealand support group has been set up for parents who are concerned about medical solutions to treat their gender-questioning children. It is a space where parents can safely share experiences and resources, listen and learn from each other.
Bayswater is a UK support group for parents that is wary of medical solutions to gender dysphoria, when exploring gender roles is part of normal child development. It has definitions, FAQs, and parenting tips, including advice for parents of autistic girls.
“Our Duty is to bring our children to adulthood healthy in body and mind.”
This UK group was formed in 2018 to help parents to “know that there are other parents who feel the same as they do – that medical transition is harmful, that there really is no such thing as a transgender child.”
PITT is a US parents’ blog on Substack with a free subscription. Here you can read other parents’ experiences and how they navigated transgender identities with their children. Their objective is to inform the public, through their personal stories, of the devastating impact of gender ideology on their families.
This is an Australian organisation that advocates against social transitioning in schools and for the end of medical and surgical transition of minors. “Encouraging children to reject their own bodies is wrong, eroticising and sexualising a child’s learning environment is wrong, [and] schools should never, ever lie to parents about their children.”
This is a Scandinavian website, translated into English, where parents and detransitioners provide evidence that transition is not overwhelmingly successful.
Articles to read:
Transition Alley by Andrew Anthony. The Listener May 13 2023.
The use of puberty blockers is “a dispute about science, best practice and the protection of young and vulnerable people.”
Anatomy of a Medical Scandal by Victoria Smith. This review of Hannah Barnes' book "Time to Think" (about the collapse of the Tavistock Clinic) asks why everyone ignored "the elephant in the room, namely that human beings cannot change sex and the most vulnerable children should not be encouraged to believe that they can".
The Transgender Children's Crusade. by Kay S Hymowitz. "Gender identity, with its vision of autonomous children in touch with their innermost authentic desires, negates all we know about adolescence, just as it does early childhood… Whether they realize it or not, supporters are showing a wilful ignorance about child nature and endorsing views completely at odds with child psychology and legal and cultural traditions…"
Empowering Parents - Young People and Gender Identity. This downloadable PDF provides vital, accurate, information for parents and teachers to help them understand the complex issues affecting their children. Produced by "The Countess", a voluntary, non-partisan human rights group based in Ireland.
Helen Joyce complains about the gender policy at her son’s school. “It was full of breaches of government regulations and equality law. Worst of all, it drove a coach and horses through child safeguarding.
“Very young children at school are exposed to influences that may put them on a one-way path to lifelong medicalisation.”
This article discusses the myth of parental rejection often fed to children by trans activists and used as an excuse by schools for hiding gender non-conformity from parents.
In this blog, the author explains why social gender transition is "a modern-day parental choice made on autopilot", and a terrible idea.
Shrier describes how gender beliefs are being adopted by US courts and parents are paying the price.
Parents Challenge State to Return Transgender Child by Daniel Khmelev
This article tells the story of parents in Australia who are battling for custody of their child after a court ruled them to be “abusive” for refusing to allow their child gender reassignment treatment.
When sons become daughters by Angus Fox.
A seven-part series in Quilette that explores how parents react when a son announces he wants to be a girl.