I heard that a staff member was speaking about R today. This staff member called her a monstrosity. Supposedly no one knows which staff member it was but we all know that’s a lie.
I am hoping that said staff member is so disturbed by R’s presence at the school that she quits and doesn’t come back next year. I have a feeling who it was but a feeling isn’t proof. Luckily R doesn’t know and didn’t hear about it.
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It went SO well that she feels comfortable wearing a skirt tomorrow :).
Another child came up to my boss (the breakfast and lunch aide) and asked how R got permission to do this bc she has been telling her parents for years that she’s not a girl, she’s a boy and they just won’t listen to her. Broke my heart.
One little girl was a little confused about the bathroom situation but R, the principal and the bullying specialist explained it well.
Again, this little girl is my HERO!
R will be transitioning at school tomorrow. Summer is just too far away and she was having trouble with pretending to be a boy at school.
The principal called a staff meeting to make staff aware that he expects and DEMANDS that R be respected and that he will not tolerate their personal views effecting the way R is treated. Only 2 staff members seemed distressed but the news of having a transgender child at school.
R doesn’t care what they think. The fact is that out of ALL that staff there were only 2. My friend heard some of the staff talking about how wonderful it is that R can be herself and demand that others treat her with dignity and respect because they knew people (family or friends) that couldn’t when they were in school.
I cannot say it enough… my child is my hero!
She asked us to announce her transition. She then spent an entire day with her cousins as herself. No one used the wrong name or misgendered her. Sunday the Easter Bunny got her new name right.
Then came Monday night. The thought of going to school on Tuesday as a boy made her so upset. She originally wanted to wait until this summer to fully transition, but that’s all changed. As of April 13 she intends on being Rose ALL THE TIME.
Meeting with her principal today.
Here’s pics of her easter stuff
For those close enough (or willing to travel) Dr. Hawkins with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is GREAT! R and I saw her yesterday and immediately R was at ease in talking to her. She obviously feels strongly that R isn’t just experimenting and this isn’t “just a phase”. Dr. Hawkins is referring us to an Endocrinologist and asking the PCP to order a few tests to determine where R is with puberty so we better know when blockers should be started.
Between speaking to me and speaking to R she feels there is consistent and persistent feelings. She will (obviously) meet with us more but as R has been expressing this since such a young age she feels this is the right direction for R ‘ s needs.
She will also refer us to a therapist closer to home (she refers out to 3 in our home state) to help guide R through social transitioning at school and with family.
Dr. Linda Hawkins
3550 Market St
Barbara is the one who gets all the information for your child to get them into the system and get insurance approval:
I am also seriously considering (in a few years) going back to school to become an advocate for the LGBTQ/IA kids. Not all parents give the unconditional love. While counseling the kids is admirable, your hands are tied in actually DOING for them. As an advocate I could do so much more!