This booklet describes three scenarios where you and your family might encounter transgender issues – at school, in private spaces and in your family – and gives guidance for addressing the issue with wisdom and grace. The free PDF also helps you understand transgender terminology and ideology and their effects on the culture.
Other Helpful Resources
Empowering Parents: A How-To Guide for Protecting Your Child’s Innocence and Your Family’s Values in Public Schools
This booklet offers real-life examples of difficult scenarios parents and students are already encountering in schools—with step-by-step guidance on how to respond. It explains Information on parental rights you can share with your school officials, including resources for proactively addressing current school bathroom controversies.
Equipping Parents to Respond to Gender-Confusing Messages in Schools
This how-to guide helps parents talk to their children about confusing messages they’re encountering at school and in the culture about sexuality, gender and transgenderism. It not only helps parents to talk to their children about God’s design for sexuality and gender, but it also equips them to approach school officials with concerns about how these topics are presented.
The Talk: Healthy Sexuality Education — Basic Goals and Guidance from Focus on the Family
This free, downloadable guide, created by Focus on the Family’s counseling staff, helps parents educate their children about sexuality. It explains the biblical and spiritual significance of marriage and sexuality and gives practical objectives and methods for talking with children of all ages. Lay a solid foundation about God’s design for sexuality and relationships before your children encounter LGBT issues.
Talking to Your Children About Transgender Issues
Transgenderism is tough enough for adults to understand. So when our children encounter these gender-confusing messages, what do we say? This article gives parents guidelines and suggestions for dealing with this difficult topic.
For those wanting to go beyond these basic resources, our Understanding Homosexuality page and our Transgender Resources page list all Focus on the Family articles, broadcasts, videos and books related to the topic.
For those struggling with LGBT issues themselves or in their families, Focus on the Family offers a one-time complimentary consultation from a Christian perspective. We also offer referrals for licensed Christian counselors in your area.
To reach Focus on the Family’s counseling service by phone, call 1-800-A-Family (232-6459) weekdays 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time). Please be prepared to leave your contact information for a counselor or chaplain to return a call to you as soon as possible. The consultation is available at no cost to you. You may also reach our counselors online by filling out our Counseling Request Form.