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This Trans Teen And His Supportive Mom Offer Tips For Parents Of Trans Kids

Trans teen activist James Van Kuilenburg and his mom,Nicola, stopped by INTO to share some tips for parents of trans kids.

“Ilove my relationship with my mother because it’s changed so much over the years,”James says in the video. “We’re both open to criticism and likebeing able to grow with each other.”

Among their suggestions, Nicola offers: “Don’t expect your child to educate you.”She shares that after James came out to her,she reached out to other parents of trans children and did her own research.

“Engage in selfless communication!” James says, and positssome affirming and effective ways for parents to speak to their children in supportive ways.


INTO Editor