Raising The Transgender Child: A Complete Guide For Parents, Families & Caregivers

Written by top experts in the field, Raising the Transgender Child offers much-needed answers to all the questions parents and other adults ask about raising and caring for transgender and gender diverse children: Is this just a phase? Did I do something to cause this? How do we protect these children? Who should I tell, and how? Will anyone love my child?

Written by Dr. Michele Angello, a leading therapist and go-to expert in the field of transgender parenting, and Ali Bowman, bestselling writer and parent advocate, Raising the Transgender Child helps readers champion and celebrate gender diverse children while at the same time overcoming fear, anger, sadness, and embarrassment. With specific and actionable advice—including coming-out letters, identity challenges, school and caregiver communications, and more —the guide provides a wealth of science-backed information alongside friendly and practical wisdom that is sure to comfort, guide, and inspire the family and friends of transgender and gender diverse children.


On The Couch With Dr. Angello: A Guide To Raising & Supporting Transgender Youth

When a single child comes out, their entire family will transition, along with their community. On The Couch With Dr. Angello is an eye-opening guide to navigating social spaces for those who may not understand the process of changing genders. Dr. Angello offers emotional help and unwavering support as parents with trans identified children ride the waves of grief, acceptance and eventual healing. After years of televised appearances, On The Couch comes at a time when the sensationalism of transgender identity has calmed—a time when hearts and ears across the nation are daringly sympathetic and finally able to aid and uplift the transgender experience. 

In this fascinating examination of budding identity, all audiences have something to gain as Dr. Michele Angello uncovers the behind the scenes journey that parents, teachers, pastors, children, and medical professionals take in order to support gender variant youth.

Harnessing the real life situations of transitioning in public, coming out to school principals, and dealing with family dynamics, Dr. Angello leaves no topic unturned from faith and spirituality to hormone therapy. On The Couch With Dr. Angello may very well be an undercover Trans 101 course. Camouflaged by its diligent story telling, this self-help book is a reassuring response to youth who are yearning for guidance as they angle to step into the skin that feels right for them. 

Dr. Angello engagingly addresses the tender experience of discovering who our best allies are. As she has practiced with many teenagers, she addresses the angst in developing crushes, dating and sex, the hope in fostering relationships with the ever-important cheerleaders, and provides action steps to seek out and create safe space in school, in church, and at the doctor’s office. 

As a source identifying the true complexities of human anatomy, this book is a powerful testament to where the limitless destinations a heart-felt pursuit for authenticity can lead. Chronicling a 14-year practice Dr. Angello inspires hope, challenges boundaries, and demonstrates just how powerful unconditional love can be. Regardless of your place on the gender spectrum, On The Couch With Dr. Angello is a book you won’t want to put down.