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Why Parents of Trans Kids Are A Special Kind of Tired
I’m taking a writing break this weekend and next weekend because I’ll be traveling! We visited Heather this weekend for Parent’s Weekend and we’re taking an anniversary trip next weekend!
I wanted to share a post that’s been making the rounds on social media. As the parent of a transgender teen, Ms. Nichols’ message resonates with me.
Yes. All parents walking the earth are tired.
We are all absolutely in solidarity with that fact.
We could all use about a week on a deserted island without any children, technology, or responsibilities of any kind.
But I feel the need to tell you about the special kind of tired that parents of transgender kids are experiencing.
It’s different than most versions of tired.
And this isn’t to “one-up”. And this certainly isn’t to take away from an LGBTQIA child themselves, their own struggles and hardships. This isn’t to take away from, or distract from… anyone.
This isn’t a competition.
This is just to simply explain and shed light on how we’re feeling, since it’s of my belief that we, the parents of trans youth, are living in our own marginalized community.
Unless we happen to live in some uber progressive area, we are all acutely aware of…
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