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Julie Ross

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Why (and for Whom) I Am Defensive

(55) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 1:51 PM

Over the past several months I have been venturesome (or perhaps stupid?) enough to publicly share my interpretation and personal feelings from my front row seat as the parent of a child who has identified as transgender. (You can find them here on HuffPost... they may be helpful...

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What's in a Name?

(524) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 2:59 PM

As we prepare for the beginning of another school year, I turn to thoughts of the one gone by. It was one riddled with complications, transitions and enormous change. This might be a good time to tell you that my daughter Jessie spent the first three and a half months...

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Raising a Transgender Child: A Star is Born

(1696) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 5:08 PM

Eight months ago, my 9-year-old son tearfully shared with me that "his whole life, he had wanted to be a girl". Pressed by the therapist (who, thank G-d, was in the room with us) to clarify whether he wants to be a girl or is a girl, George immediately replied...

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