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The Toys and Clothing Question
We’ve decided to get together with some of our parents and look at a common question being discussed online: Are kids being identified as trans because of the toys they play with or the clothes they like to wear?
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Parents & Guardians
Find out how Mermaids can offer support and guidance to people caring for trans young people.
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What should my transgender child’s school be doing to help?
Making sure your transgender child feels as supported in school as they do at home can really help when they’re transitioning. Faye, an assistant head teacher, talks about how staff training, gender neutral uniforms and putting gender identity on the curriculum can help create a safe environment for your child.
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