14 yo son says he is transgender....need advice.

Cat D - posted on 03/31/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am beside myself today. Today my 14 yr old son decided to tell me that he is transgender and identifies as a female. Now he wants me to call him Katelyn Nicole and I just don't know what to do! I feel bewildered! My son who has never shown even the slightest feminine tendency is now telling me he has felt this way since he was 9/10. I just don't get it. I am having a hard time buying into it all. I hate to be the parent that says it is because of who he is hanging with but we moved to a new community, new school and now he is hanging with a group of LGBT kids and now he tells me this. I told him I love him no matter what and we would talk about it when he comes home but honestly I don't know how to handle this. I truly feel he is just confused. Like maybe he is attracted to men and equates that with a need to be a girl or something....IDK has anyone else dealt with this before?

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Laura - posted on 11/28/2016

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I just came across this. Can I ask how things are going? My 16 year old son recently told me he's transgender. I have multiple sons and he's one of the ones in the middle. My husband and I have never seen any such tendencies from him. We were shocked to say the least. He struggled with some anxiety for several years but he's been doing great the past few years. Some of his siblings have some serious health issues and there was a time last year where he was worried that he would get sick but after explaining that that was very unlikely we seemed to have gotten over that hurdle. Our son is very bright and such a cool kid and really just a joy to have around. He has a good group of guy friends and is interested in girls (I know that's separate) and has never gravitated to anything feminine that we know of. We are seeing a therapist/psychologist that we all agreed on and we really like. She's in a reputable practice that we are familiar with. Hoping that things are going ok for you!

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Amber - posted on 09/01/2017

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My bestfriend is trans, its easy to hide things go to the doctors and start to eaange homones for him if its fake he will own up then/.

Jeanne - posted on 04/01/2016

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It's Not True!!!!!!!!!! You can blame television and the radio and society in general!!!!! Also yes the kid's that he's hanging out with! Good luck to you!!!!! I have a 18 yr old 13yr. Old and 8yr old son..all my children are boys and I'm also nine months pregnant! I hope this one is a girl...., I've got A lot of experience with kid's! I'm here if you want my advice on this topic!

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