Rebecca Ellis Yarosh / Help! How do I support my teen through gender identity/gender expression exploration?
Fri 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Venue: Convo Table 06
Type of Experience: Conversation
Content Type: Conversation; Support; Education
This conversation is geared for those parents, grandparents, etc who are trying to best support a teen-aged youth or young adult they know who is exploring their gender identity or gender exploration in a world that doesn’t understand them. As a parent of children who are expressing themselves outside of the generally accepted “norm”, at least within the Bible Belt, it is difficult when you want to safeguard your kids from the harmful comments and protect them as best you can. I do not promise to have all of the answers, but I look forward to engaging in this conversation about supporting our kids in their appearance, exploration, expression, pronouns, etc where they can feel more like themselves and in educating others around us to be more accepting and less fearful of the unknown. While geared towards teenage youth, this conversation is open to anyone seeking to support someone else of any age.