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Posted by Marge Bouvier Simpson - 14-Jan-2023, 07:34 PM
(14-Jan-2023, 05:37 PM)Petunia Wrote: My 20 year old college son has told us he has always wanted to be a girl. He has been experimenting with wearing women’s clothing and the face swap app. We have told him we love and stand by him but have a lot of questions. We’re trying to get our bearings and figure out how best to help him. Please help.

Hi, Petunia, and welcome to the forum.

I'm sorry about what you and your son are dealing with. 

Your account has been ativated. I hope you find the forum helpful.
Posted by Petunia - 14-Jan-2023, 05:37 PM
My 20 year old college son has told us he has always wanted to be a girl. He has been experimenting with wearing women’s clothing and the face swap app. We have told him we love and stand by him but have a lot of questions. We’re trying to get our bearings and figure out how best to help him. Please help.
Posted by Marge Bouvier Simpson - 12-Jan-2023, 07:56 PM
(12-Jan-2023, 07:10 PM)Cookie Wrote:
(02-Oct-2018, 09:21 PM)Alana Wrote: Three weeks ago my 21 year old son told me over the phone that he is Trans. He has never shown any signs at all other than difficulty fitting in. He has always been extremely smart and participated in math/science competitions and band in school, being labeled a nerd. We as a family embrace nerdiness and see it a good thing. He just graduated from an extremely high stress university and just started a job in Silicon Valley. He is lonely and is having a hard time making friends, and his co-workers don't socialize outside work. He has been on Prozac for 6-9 months for anxiety and after moving to CA his new doc added Gabapentin, which is also prescribed for menopause (decreases estrogen). He has started dressing like a girl and just made an appt with a gp for a referral to an endo for hormones. My husband and I have been encouraging him to wait on the hormones, but he doesn't want to wait any longer. I am absolutely devastated and feel like my son is dying and I have doubts about this change since it was so sudden. Everything on the Internet and seemingly doc's and therapists just say to accept and support. I'm trying to be supportive but I hate this and I don't want it to happen. I also wonder about the combination of anxiety meds he is taking and wonder if they have anything to do with this. My mother and sisters will freak out and I don't want to tell them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
Hi Alana, same boat.  Just wondering how your son is doing now and if you were able to successfully prevent him from going down this path.  Desperately looking for hope.
Hi, Cookie, your account has been activated. I encourage you to post in the members-only section because most members don't visit this public portion of the forum too often.

Welcome, and I am sorry about what you and your son are dealing with.
Posted by Cookie - 12-Jan-2023, 07:10 PM
(02-Oct-2018, 09:21 PM)Alana Wrote: Three weeks ago my 21 year old son told me over the phone that he is Trans. He has never shown any signs at all other than difficulty fitting in. He has always been extremely smart and participated in math/science competitions and band in school, being labeled a nerd. We as a family embrace nerdiness and see it a good thing. He just graduated from an extremely high stress university and just started a job in Silicon Valley. He is lonely and is having a hard time making friends, and his co-workers don't socialize outside work. He has been on Prozac for 6-9 months for anxiety and after moving to CA his new doc added Gabapentin, which is also prescribed for menopause (decreases estrogen). He has started dressing like a girl and just made an appt with a gp for a referral to an endo for hormones. My husband and I have been encouraging him to wait on the hormones, but he doesn't want to wait any longer. I am absolutely devastated and feel like my son is dying and I have doubts about this change since it was so sudden. Everything on the Internet and seemingly doc's and therapists just say to accept and support. I'm trying to be supportive but I hate this and I don't want it to happen. I also wonder about the combination of anxiety meds he is taking and wonder if they have anything to do with this. My mother and sisters will freak out and I don't want to tell them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
Hi Alana, same boat.  Just wondering how your son is doing now and if you were able to successfully prevent him from going down this path.  Desperately looking for hope.
Posted by Graham - 06-Dec-2022, 02:10 PM
I’m new here today. Thank you for posting.
My 14 yo daughter is binding and saying she wants to look like a boy. I’ve read Abigail Shrier and Helen Joyce so I know a bit about what’s happening but I’m frightened for her. She told her Mom last night that she worries she will be ‘ disowned’. This is not her language. This is not her. I love her dearly. I don’t want to concretise her situation by using different pronouns or a new name ( which I’m expecting to come along soon).
Good to know there is support out there for parents. I’m so worried.
Posted by Marge Bouvier Simpson - 16-May-2022, 04:22 PM
(16-May-2022, 12:27 PM)Rainbows and Sunshine Wrote: I don't know what to write or say about what is happening with my 16yr. old daughter. She is consumed with Anime and cosplay and totally convinced she is trans.
I'm scared, confused, heartbroken and lost.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Hello, Rainbows and Sunshine,

Welcome to the board. Your account has been activated and you now have access to the members-only forums. I invite you to post your query there, as most members don't frequent these public boards very often.

I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope you'll find the forums helpful.
Posted by Rainbows and Sunshine - 16-May-2022, 12:27 PM
I don't know what to write or say about what is happening with my 16yr. old daughter. She is consumed with Anime and cosplay and totally convinced she is trans.
I'm scared, confused, heartbroken and lost.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Questioning - 18-Jan-2022, 03:25 AM
(13-Dec-2021, 06:18 PM)Detransguy1397 Wrote: Hello everyone, I am new here. My name is Alex and I am a male detransitioner (MtFtM). I just wanted to thank everyone who criticizes the gender ideology. I finally love myself and accept who I am!

Hi Alex and welcome,

As a parent of a boy (who claims to be a "demi-girl" and goes by a girl's name and she/they at school), it is good to see male detransitioners as these seem to have been less visible than the female detransitioners online.

May I ask what prompted your detransition?
Posted by - 17-Jan-2022, 05:51 AM
Exulansic has a YouTube channel that goes deep into medical transition complications that famous trans kids are showing.
Posted by Marge Bouvier Simpson - 14-Dec-2021, 02:09 AM
(13-Dec-2021, 06:18 PM)Detransguy1397 Wrote: Hello everyone, I am new here. My name is Alex and I am a male detransitioner (MtFtM). I just wanted to thank everyone who criticizes the gender ideology. I finally love myself and accept who I am!

Hello Detransguy1397 and welcome to the board. I'm so glad to hear you love and accept yourself. Terrific news! 

Your account has been activated. I'm sure forum parents would love for you to join our discussions and give your valuable perspective. Members tend to frequent to members-only area of the forum, which you now have access to.

Welcome and thanks for joining. Congrats on finding contentment with yourself.
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