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(14-Apr-2021, 04:44 AM)Rang Wrote: Hello I'm new to the forum. Today my 12 year daughter told me she is a boy. She wants me to call her son. I told her I love her but will not be calling her son, she was born a girl. I feel in today's society this way of life is being pushed and if I feel different I'm some how not understanding or an awful person. To be honest I have no idea what to do. One thing I won't do is play in to this gender role. She is my daughter and I love her but I will not be calling her my son because she is not. I have always been there for her and still will be. 

I'm I a horrible parent because I will not follow today's society and just go along with my daughter calling her my son and treating her like she is a boy? I really need some advice. Thank you

Hi Rang,

Sorry for the slow reply. I'm just now seeing your post. Your account has been activated; welcome to the board. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter and what your family is dealing with. 

I invite you to post your story and questions in the members-only area, because members don't frequent this public area of the forum too often. You'll also find lots of information and advice in the members-only area. 

Hope to see you there.
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I very much want to register for your site but no matter what username I put in the lettering always comes up with red and when I push submit registration it just redirect me back to the username as if it won’t except it. I have tried up to 14 random letters and it still won’t except it. Any ideas?
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Hello. I am new to this forum as well. Just reading over some of the post here has been very comforting and reassuring. My beautiful daughter who will third turn 13 tomorrow told us four weeks ago and she thinks she might be a boy. Our lives have been shattered.  I allowed her to cut off her long beautiful golden curls into a short boyish hairstyle. She is seeing a Christian psychologist who we really like and will see a psychiatrist for the first time next week. All of us seem to begin or coincide with the starting of the pandemic. She is now severely depressed and anxious and withdrawn. I feel like I am losing my little girl. I have taken a Leave of absence from my from my job as a teacher because I am unable to function very well right now due to all of this.
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I very much want to register for your site but no matter what username I put in the lettering always comes up with red and when I push submit registration it just redirect me back to the username as if it won’t except it. I have tried up to 14 random letters and it still won’t except it. Any ideas?
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Hello. I'm sorry you haven't been able to successfully join. This is highly unusual. I do not recall this happening before. Perhaps if you could try joining while using a different browser, or joining after clearing your history and cookies? Those aren't the most innovative suggestions but perhaps they will work.

Please post back and let me know how that goes. We will figure out something so that you can join.
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(28-Jan-2019, 07:15 PM)lovingbutconcernedparent Wrote: [quote pid='20189' dateline='1540674184']
I know this is not a local forum. However, if there are any parents in the Seattle WA area who would like to form a parental support group in person, please reach out to me. My daughter is 14 and never had any childhood markers.

Hi, I just joined and see that you’re in Seattle which is where I live. Have you connected with anyone in Seattle? My daughter is 14 and just announced she is confused and says she is more boy than girl. I’d like to connect if you can. 
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I've obviously forgotten my username. I reset my password, but there seems to be no way to retrieve my username?
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Hello Gender Critical Support and Parents - I'm hopeful I can find the support I'm seeking here. A few weeks ago my 14 year old daughter told me she was trans. I believe it took a lot of courage for her to tell me. She preempted her announcement with much anxiety and reluctance. The build up she created to make the announcement had me thinking she was about to admit to committing a crime or something, so I was actually relieved when she finally spit it out. I was supportive, although incredibly stunned. We hugged and told each other we loved one another. I had a few questions thereafter, but my reaction was calm and accepting. I'm a rather left-leaning, politically progressive marketing and media professional, so I'm very in tune to the increased press coverage of transgender rights. I'm inclined to encourage and embrace her pursuit of becoming her true self. Except this announcement seems like a huge mismatch and came completely out of nowhere. She's a young girl, going through puberty, has anxiety and attention issues, and trauma from a male parent. Those factors couple with the fact that she's been isolated for the last year (school has been 100% virtual for the last year plus) with unfettered access to the internet and social media, I'm incredibly reluctant to believe she is trans. I'm between a rock and hard place. If I hint that I don't believe this declaration is legit I'll be viewed as unsupportive and risk alienating her. I also don't want to pursue gender identity therapy for fear the trans path will be blindly encouraged, rather than prompting her to consider a different reality. Hoping I can find some answers on the next right step to take. I want nothing more than the absolute best for her.
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(08-May-2021, 05:09 AM)Midwestern Mom Wrote: Hello Gender Critical Support and Parents - I'm hopeful I can find the support I'm seeking here. A few weeks ago my 14 year old daughter told me she was trans. I believe it took a lot of courage for her to tell me. She preempted her announcement with much anxiety and reluctance. The build up she created to make the announcement had me thinking she was about to admit to committing a crime or something, so I was actually relieved when she finally spit it out. I was supportive, although incredibly stunned. We hugged and told each other we loved one another. I had a few questions thereafter, but my reaction was calm and accepting. I'm a rather left-leaning, politically progressive marketing and media professional, so I'm very in tune to the increased press coverage of transgender rights. I'm inclined to encourage and embrace her pursuit of becoming her true self. Except this announcement seems like a huge mismatch and came completely out of nowhere. She's a young girl, going through puberty, has anxiety and attention issues, and trauma from a male parent. Those factors couple with the fact that she's been isolated for the last year (school has been 100% virtual for the last year plus) with unfettered access to the internet and social media, I'm incredibly reluctant to believe she is trans. I'm between a rock and hard place. If I hint that I don't believe this declaration is legit I'll be viewed as unsupportive and risk alienating her. I also don't want to pursue gender identity therapy for fear the trans path will be blindly encouraged, rather than prompting her to consider a different reality. Hoping I can find some answers on the next right step to take. I want nothing more than the absolute best for her.

Hi MidwesternMom. 

Welcome to the forum. Your account has been activated. I invite you to copy this post over to the members-only part of the forum, where it is likely to be seen by more members than it will here, in the public area.

You certainly are not alone in your rock-and-a-hard-place situation. I think just about everyone here can relate. I hope you'll find the forum helpful.
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(12-Oct-2017, 09:30 PM)admin Wrote: The Gender Critical Support Board is run for parents and families by parents and families who share the experience of coping with a child, teenager or young adult who believes she or he is transgender. 

We are critical of the phenomenon of transgender youth growing at epidemic rates. 

The forum provides support for parents and families who would like a thoughtful and cautious approach to intervention for their gender dysphoric child. 

Most of the content is only visible to members of the board. This, publicly visible, forum is here to share what the board is about and provide a space for the members to have a voice.

Together, we share our stories, promote public awareness and respectful protest, and seek solutions and answers to questions. 

If you have a child who has desisted from a trans identification, your presence is especially welcome on the forum, and we hope you will join us. You can help other parents learn how to help their child resolve his or her distress without resorting to life-long medical intervention. 

There is strength in numbers. If parents find each other, we can offer each other support and know we are not alone. We can have a louder voice when speaking to schools, professionals, and policy makers. Please come find us. We look forward to seeing you there.
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(06-May-2021, 09:59 PM)Retrieving Username Wrote: I've obviously forgotten my username. I reset my password, but there seems to be no way to retrieve my username?

Sorry for the delay. I'm just now weeing this. My suggestion is to rejoin under a new username and email. Once your new membership has been activated, PM me if you'd like to recover your original account.
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