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Becoming an Ally to the Gender-Expansive Child : A Guide for Parents and Carers.

By: Bianchi, Anna.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (250 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781784503055.Subject(s): Gender identity disorders in childrenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Becoming an Ally to the Gender-Expansive Child : A Guide for Parents and CarersDDC classification: 618.928583 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
"Becoming an Ally to the Gender-Expansive Child: A Guide for Parents and Carers by Anna Bianchi" -- "Author’s Note" -- "Introduction" -- "1. An Invitation to Become an Ally" -- "2. All Things Gender" -- "3. Encountering the Matrix" -- "4. Investing in the Matrix" -- "5. Maintaining the Matrix" -- "6. Unmasking the Matrix" -- "7. Labels That Help or Hinder Our Children" -- "8. Approaching the Matrix" -- "9. Dismantling the Matrix" -- "10. Turning Outwards" -- "11. Living as an Ally" -- "12. Trusting the Future" -- "Resources" -- "Acknowledgements" -- "Index".
Summary: How can parents and care-givers best support their gender expansive children? Drawing on the author's own experience with her grandchild, this book encourages adults to redefine their understanding of gender in order to understand and support their child more fully.
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"Becoming an Ally to the Gender-Expansive Child: A Guide for Parents and Carers by Anna Bianchi" -- "Author’s Note" -- "Introduction" -- "1. An Invitation to Become an Ally" -- "2. All Things Gender" -- "3. Encountering the Matrix" -- "4. Investing in the Matrix" -- "5. Maintaining the Matrix" -- "6. Unmasking the Matrix" -- "7. Labels That Help or Hinder Our Children" -- "8. Approaching the Matrix" -- "9. Dismantling the Matrix" -- "10. Turning Outwards" -- "11. Living as an Ally" -- "12. Trusting the Future" -- "Resources" -- "Acknowledgements" -- "Index".

How can parents and care-givers best support their gender expansive children? Drawing on the author's own experience with her grandchild, this book encourages adults to redefine their understanding of gender in order to understand and support their child more fully.

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When author Bianchi's grandson Ruben was only four years old, his "clarity about his own gender path was apparent to anyone who knew him." Bianchi, who identifies as cisgender, writes, "My fears, my politics, my prejudice, assumptions and attitudes were all exposed, caught up, spun around and scattered by this experience." She then understood that she needed to "step down as the all-knowing adult and become an apprentice to life instead." The heartfelt and open text identifies four keys to becoming an ally to the gender-expansive child: listening, imagination, empathy, and courage. Bianchi walks a graceful path, seamlessly exploring her own experience, that of her grandchild, the politics of society, and the human conditions of fear and love. VERDICT In this powerful offering, the author weaves a combination of biography and parental advice into the important topics of safety, labels, bigotry, and forgiveness. Enthusiastically recommended for growing collections on transgender youth. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Anna Bianchi has a background in social work, personal development and training and facilitation work. She is grandmother to a gender expansive child.

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