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The Gender Creative Child : Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes


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From a leading US authority on a subject more timely than ever comes this up-to-date, all-in-one resource on gender-nonconforming children and adolescents.

In her groundbreaking first book, ''Gender Born, Gender Made'', Dr. Diane Ehrensaft coined the term 'gender creative' to describe children whose unique gender expression or sense of identity is not defined by a checkbox on their birth certificate. Now, with ''The Gender Creative Child'', she returns to guide parents and professionals through the rapidly changing cultural, medical, and legal landscape of gender and identity.

In this up-to-date, comprehensive resource, Dr. Ehrensaft explains the interconnected effects of biology, nurture, and culture to explore why gender can be fluid, rather than binary. As an advocate for the gender affirmative model and with the expertise she has gained over three decades of pioneering work with children and families, she encourages caregivers to listen to each child, learn their particular needs, and support their quest for a true gender self.

''The Gender Creative Child'' unlocks the door to a gender-expansive world, revealing pathways for positive change in our schools, our communities, and the world.

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD,is a developmental and clinical psychologist. She is the co-founder and director of mental health at the Child and Adolescent Gender Center at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also an associate professor of pediatrics, and an attending psychologist at the Benioff Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic. Her work with — and advocacy for — gender creative children has been widely covered, including by The New York Times, the Huffington Post, and she has also appeared on Anderson and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Paperback, 285 Pages, Published April 2016

Author: Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

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