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A Grand Love

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21st August 2024

Price: £12.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781839977640

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Be Love. Be Patience. Be Curiosity. Be Approachable. Be Supported.
Being a grandparent to a trans child can feel isolating. Generational differences can make it challenging for you to understand what they’re going through, and you might not have the vocabulary to discuss it with them, or have found peers who are experiencing something similar. At the same time – your love, understanding and acceptance will play a huge role in the flourishing of your trans grandchild.
With up-to-date research on gender identity, letters and stories from grandparents on the same journey, resources for transgender youth and their families, and a selection of online and local support groups – this book provides uplifting, educational guidance on how to support your grandchild – and yourself!

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Liz Dyer, Founder of Real Mama Bears
All transgender people, no matter their age, need a lot of support and reassurance, and having grandparents who are wholeheartedly supportive can make all the difference. This book is an invaluable resource for grandparents who want to better understand and support their transgender grandchildren. Through heartfelt letters and stories, alongside well researched information, this book provides insight, support and practical tips for grandparents as they strive to learn how to best demonstrate their love and support for their transgender grandchildren. Any grandparent who wants to learn how to be a positive and loving presence in their transgender grandchild's life needs to read this book.
Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D, Director of Mental Health, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Gender Program
Many years ago we offered the first grandparents group at the Gender Spectrum family conference-to standing room only. Now Janna Barkan gives everyone a wonderful chance to sit down-- with A Grand Love in hand. A must read if you are a grandparent, parent, or a person who wants to learn--from the words of grandparents, parents, children, and the author's unique expertise-how to love, support, and celebrate transgender, gender diverse, and gender creative young people, especially if they are your grandchild.
D. M. Maynard, author of The Reflective Workbook for Parents and Families of Transgender and Non-Binary Children: Your Transition as Your Child Transitions
A Grand Love is a gem that gently shares critical information, offers heartfelt personal stories, and models what unconditional love can look like!
Jeanette Jennings
A groundbreaking masterpiece of profound enlightenment, illuminating the path for grandparents to wholeheartedly embrace their transgender and non-binary grandchildren. Overflowing with an abundance of knowledge, thought-provoking reflections, and heartfelt personal stories and interviews, Barkin's work not only educates but also will deeply resonate with readers, empowering them with the tools and wisdom needed to navigate the complexities of understanding and acceptance. Barkin's personal experiences, seamlessly woven throughout "Grand Love", add an authentic touch, making it a compelling and essential resource. This remarkable book is a testament to the power of unconditional love and support, inspiring readers to embrace every grandchild with open arms and open hearts.