Hi everyone. I am new here. My 14 yr daughter old has just come out to me as wanting to transition to live life as a male. I am so in awe of his bravery and so heartbroken at what I know has been a very difficult and fraught time for him. I initially obtained support for him to help with the awful social anxiety and awkwardness he was suffering. We ended up with a wonderful neuro psychologist and she help my son admit what was in his heart and he got the courage up to tell me 2 weeks ago. Then only think I regret is the anguish he has gone through and the thought I might not love him once I knew. I am so worried about supporting him the right way and letting him know he is loved so much so unconditionally. His father also knows and is being supportive as does my mother whom he is extremely close too. I guess I am here for advice, and to ask if anyone knows of any NSW/Sydney based forums of parents with teens going through gender dysphoria and transition. My son has a nice group of friends who know and are supportive, however he wants to change school to have a fresh start. This concerns me and he loses is friends group. and I also want to make sure I send him to a transgender supportive school. Any real life anecdotal experiences would be amazing! I have connected myself and my son with the Gender Centre and I have an appointment with one of their counsellors Thursday morning. I guess I will find out a lot more then. He is desperate to change schools, I am ok with him doing that, but want to make sure he is aware his fears might still come true at any new school he attends. I am so proud of him, I think he is the bravest and most amazing person I know. I just want to make sure I do what I can do support him in the way he needs. Thanks so much. What a great forum. I had never been on here before until now. Thanks again.
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