‘Any ideas for a parent of a 9-year-old who might be questioning their gender?
I’m terrified and I need to educate myself for the road ahead.’
What a lovely question.
My answer comes from the Courage pillar of the Evolved Family method,
which is the bit of The Evolve School (of which more later)
where we learn how to speak up around things that are complicated,
and confront our own fear.
Questions about gender can really throw us parents into a panic sometimes!
But one thing I’ve learned about parenting,
is that when I’m panicked or fearful for my kid,
I’m not able to connect with them.
And connection is the most important thing we can have with our growing child.
Connection means showing our kid that we understand how they’re feeling,
and what they’re experiencing,
and that we’re with them no matter what is going on.
This question about gender is a great reminder that sometimes life is complex.
So for more about how to stay present and actively support a child
who could be questioning their gender,
listen to this week’s episode of Sitting in a Car here.
Would you like to know when The Evolve School opens up next? Visit www.sarahsproule.com/evolve and I’ll make sure you’re kept in the loop.