Reference books:

Angello, M., & Bowman, A. (2016). Raising the transgender child: A complete guide for parents, families, and caregivers. Berkeley, California: Seal Press.

Bianchi, A. (2017). Becoming an ally to the gender-expansive child: A guide for parents and carers. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

The Transgender Teen

Brill, S., & Kenney, L. (2016). The transgender teen: A handbook for parents and professionals supporting transgender and non-binary teens. Jersey City: Cleis Press.

the trangender child

Brill, S., & Pepper, R. (2008). The transgender child: A handbook for families and professionals. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

from the dress up corner to the senior prom

Bryan, J. (2012). From the dress-up corner to the senior prom: Navigating gender and sexuality diversity in prek-12 schools. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Butt, R. (2015). Now what? A handbook for families with transgender children. Transgress Press.

Gender born, gender made

Ehrensaft, D. (2011). Gender born, gender made: Raising healthy gender-nonconforming children. New York: The Experiment.

The Gender Creative Child

Ehrensaft, D. (2016). The gender creative child: Pathways for nurturing and supporting children who live outside gender boxes. New York: The Experiment.

Hubbard, E. A., & Whitley, C. T. (2012). Trans-kin: A guide for family and friends of transgender people. Bolder Press.

Krieger, I. (2011). Helping your transgender teen: A guide for parents. New Haven: Genderwise Press. (second edition published in 2018 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Nealy, E. C. (2017). Transgender children and youth: Cultivating pride and joy with families in transition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Storck, K. (2018). The gender identity workbook for kids: A guide to exploring who you are. Instant Help.

Tando, D. (2016). The conscious parent’s guide to gender identity: A mindful approach to embracing your child’s authentic self. Avon, MA: Adams Media.

Personal stories:

Two Spirits, One Heart

Aizumi, M. with A. Aizumi (2012). Two spirits, one heart: A mother, her transgender son, and their journey to love and acceptance. Arcadia, California: Peony Press.

Barkin, J. (2017). He’s always been my son: A mother’s story about raising her transgender son. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Trans Forming Families 3rd edition

Boenke, M. (Ed.). (2008). Trans forming families: Real stories about transgendered loved ones (3rd ed.). PFLAG Transgender Network.

How I Met My Son

Bogert, Y. (2016). How I met my son: A story of love that transcends gender. Victoria, Australia: Affirm Press.

Allies and Angels

Cook, T., & Cook, V. (2013). Allies & angels: A memoir of our family’s transition. Hallowed Birch Publishing.

Cryden, P. with Goldstein-Ball, J. E. (2017). Straight expectations: The story of a family in transition. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Raising My Rainbow

Duron, L. (2013). Raising my rainbow: Adventures in raising a fabulous, gender creative son. New York: Broadway Books.

I Promised Not to Tell

Evans, C. B. (2016). I promised not to tell: Raising a transgender child. Ontario, Canada: Cheryl B. Evans.


Nutt, A. E. (2015). Becoming Nicole: The transformation of an American familyPenguin.

Mother Talk

Pearlman, S. F. (2012). Mother talk conversations with mothers of lesbian daughters and FTM transgender children. Toronto, Ontario: Demeter Press.

Transitions of the Heart

Pepper, R. (Ed.). (2012). Transitions of the heart: Stories of love, struggle and acceptance by mothers of transgender and gender variant children. Berkeley, CA: Cleis Press.

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Phillips, M. (2014). The daughter we didn’t know we hadAuthor house.

Robertson, R. (2019). About a girl: A mother’s powerful story of raising her transgender child. Penguin.

Girl Nutz

Smith, A. (2012). “Girl nutz”: The epitome of femininity: A child’s transgender journey from a parent’s perspective. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.

Tarney, J. (2016). My son wears heels: One mom’s journey from clueless to kickass. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

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Waldron, C. (2014). My daughter he: Transitioning with our transgender childrenStone Circle Press.

Raising Ryland

Whittington, H. (2016). Raising Ryland: Our story of parenting a transgender child with no strings attached. William Morrow Paperbacks.