Advice to parents from a therapist critical of gender ideology:
Give your child a hug and affirm your love for him or her. Next, assure him or her that you will not allow them to go through this alone. You will find a counselor willing to explore gender identity together. All children need to know that their parents love them and will not abandon them. It will not be easy, but there is hope. You must truly live life one day at a time. Gender exploratory therapists help children place gender identity in the context of their lived experiences to reveal and heal potential underlying issues or wounds.