Announcing newly published book, "When Panda Was a Boy: a Collection of Stories on Gender Identity for K-8." These are gentle stories that make a big impact.
Online PR News – 22-July-2014 – Franklin, MA – Does your child or young teen want to be the opposite gender? Does he or she want to explore being gay or lesbian? Is your child questioning his or her gender identity?
It's perfectly normal, if they are! And now there is a book to help parents talk to their children about these sensitive issues: "When Panda Was a Boy: A Collection of Stories on Gender Identity for K-8." The book is now available on both Kindle and Paperback at Amazon.com (http://publishwithconnie.com/whenpandawasaboyonamazon .)This book is meant for children who are exploring or have determined that they are Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, or still Questioning (GLTQ) their gender affection or body identity. These 10 stories approach the topic in a gentle and natural manner. The adults always model best communication, which make them perfect for both children and adults who are also learning all about these issues with their child. It is equally a good book for teachers, psychologists, and other professionals who deal with children on a daily basis. For more information and to register for a FREE Parent’s Guide: 10 Tips for Parents on Talking about
Gender Identity to Your Children, go to http://whenpandawasaboy.publishwithconnie.com/.
We all know it is hard when our children are having difficulties. The topic of Gender Identification may or may not be new to you. However, children who are exploring gender identity often end up having a self-image crises that can be fatal. They may even be subject to bullying. These children are precious and should not be subject to the pain and suffering that many generations of children and adults have experienced in the past.
As a Religious Educator, I became aware of these issues early in my career. I had volunteered at my church and became a youth advisor, which is when these issues really pulled at my heart strings. It's not that I didn't know people who were GLBTQ or understand the hard process that each individual went through to discover who they were. I was hit with the reality of this group of teens who had already self-indentified as GLBTQ and understood that many of them were thrown out of their family because their families couldn't love them if...they were gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or simply questioning. How could a parent suddenly withdraw the love from a child for being who they are? It is in our DNA, we cannot control who we are as a body identity within our brain. If it doesn't match, the only choice is to make it match. We cannot control who we are attracted to as a sexual affinity. Again, it is in our DNA. It was from this place that these 10 stories have come.
I am available as a speaker to talk on this topic, as well as write about it.