What If My Child Wants Clothes and a
Name that Doesn’t Match Their Sex?

Parents face issues – rarely considered years ago – if their child is questioning their gender identity and behaving in ways not typical of what is expected of their sex. Can children know their gender identity? If I want to help my child explore or express a different gender identity, how do I go about this? Is this going to confuse my child later?

Some of these questions are being answered directly and indirectly by research. Additionally, the clinical experience of experts in the field of gender identity addresses these concerns. This blog will focus on children who have not yet gone through, or are early in, puberty and their gender identities.