The Gender Identity Workbook for Kids offers fun, age-appropriate activities to help your child explore their identity and discover unique ways to navigate gender expression at home, in school, and with friends.
Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) children need validation and support on their journey toward self-discovery. Unfortunately, due to stigma and misinformation, these kids can be especially vulnerable to bullying, discrimination, and even mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. The good news is that thereare steps you can take to empower your child as they explore, understand, and affirm their gender identity. This important workbook will guide you both.
In this guide, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in gender-nonconforming youth offers real tools to help your child thrive in all aspects of life. You and your child will discover a more expansive way of understanding gender; gain insight into gender diverse thoughts, feelings, and experiences; and find engaging activities with fun titles such as, “Apple, Oranges, and Fruit Bowls” and “Pronoun Town” to help your child to explore their own unique identity in a way that is age-appropriate and validating.
No child experiences gender in a vacuum, and children don’t just transition—families do. Let this workbook guide you and your child on this important journey in their lives.
About the Author:
Kelly Sherman Storck, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and gender therapist with a private practice in St. Louis, Missouri. Along with her work as a therapist, Storck presents on transgender issues, cofacilitates a support group for gender expansive youth, and works to build a thriving gender-diverse world with room for everyone. Topping the list of her other loves are her tween children, her spouse, and the amazing adventures they create together.
Foreword writer Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, is director of mental health and founding member of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, a partnership between the University of California, San Francisco, and community agencies to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary services and advocacy to gender-nonconforming and transgender children and youth and their families. She is a developmental and clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area.