First of all, children should know that you care and would like to help them. Children need to be heard, loved and supported. They do best when facing struggles surrounded by those who love them, including first and foremost, their parents. The American College of Pediatricians believes that parents are the primary nurturers, educators, and decision makers for their children. You as a mentor/teacher are also a support for the student. You might be able to help them find the courage to talk to those who can help them and support them.
Gender ideology is not based on science. It takes great courage to stand up to administration. Find like-minded teachers and personnel who disagree with this ideology being taught in your school. Band together along with parents and go to school board meetings. Help the voices of concern in your community be heard. Share with administration this copy of K-12 Standards for Optimal Sexual Development. Protect our youth. You may also want to consult with a lawyer to see what your rights are. See the Request Legal Help section.
This is a very tricky situation. The laws are different depending upon the state in which you live about the amount of autonomy a child has in health care decision making. Transgender interventions, if they include medical interventions, can be dangerous and have serious side effects. Parents have the right to know about their child’s treatment. Keeping the interventions secret drives a further wedge between parents and children. Children flourish best when loved and supported by their parents. In the end, the decision to speak up should be motivated by wanting to do what is best for the child’s overall physical and emotional well-being.