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This board exists primarily for parents of LGBT children to swap support and advice. Others are welcome to post but please be supportive.

How do i further support my DC?
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SpongeAndBubbles · 06/07/2018 13:50

My daughter has recently stated that she feels like she should of been born a male, we both agree that binders are dangerous at least as of right now so I've helped her pick clothes that give her chest a flat appearance and got her some sports bra's, we brought more masculine clothing, she's experimenting with a new unisex name and we're seeing how that fairs before putting a referral in for Tavistock.

I was wondering if there was anything else I can do?
I'm trying to spend more time with her and she I especially after tea because she just gets so down about it and I don't know how to further support her :/

(pronouns are next to try if she likes them, she's experimenting at home because some kids of the school can be judgemental)

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Starkstaring · 15/07/2018 16:22

Good advice from the Tavistock here

gids.nhs.uk/parents

I would be really supportive of your child whilst being very cautious.

Feeling she is Male might be a symptom of something else.

Do you know what she is seeing on social media, tumblr etc. If not, you should find out and take control.

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SpongeAndBubbles · 30/07/2018 14:16

Thanks :)

In regards to other things/causes we are hanging on in there while we push to get her tested for some things and she agrees.

I have endometriosis and a hormonal imbalance, it did leave me feeling not very feminine or a good enough even now I'm not the most feminine so I was wondering if that could of passed over to her?

We all share one computer and DD doesn't have a phone as of yet her search history is merely just research for school topics, and the occasional YouTube videos (classic ones like Dan and Phil, Smosh ect)

It is in the living room and the hubby and DS do see what she's doing while I'm at work as the screens in clear view of everyone :)

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SpongeAndBubbles · 01/08/2018 16:17

Little update!
She's much happier DH thinks she seems more calm and at peace, definitely still struggling but spends more time with hubby after school and me if I don't have a night shift rather than being in her room all the time.
DS also spends a lot of time with her playing video games which I'm so grateful for I hated her stewing in her room Sad

again things still aren't perfect and I was wondering what I can do as CAMHS has denied our referral? Confused

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