Welcome to Bayswater Support

 

Gender is complicated and young people are constantly developing. Try and maintain a positive supportive relationship with your child during these critical and sometimes challenging years. Find ways to demonstrate that you love your child however they express their gender. You do not have to be completely affirmative about a gender identity in order to be affirmative about them.”

- GIDS advice for parents

We are a group of parents in the UK and Ireland who have been brought together by our experiences of parenting children with gender dysphoria or who have declared a transgender identity.

Having looked for the best support for our children, we have found only the 'affirmative' approach to their new identity, backed up by affirmative environments in schools and elsewhere. We've found little scope to explore the new identity as a young person's solution to trauma or distress, as a response to the challenges of adolescence, or to understand its role within underlying mental health or developmental contexts.

If your child has come out to you as trans and you’d like to talk with or meet other parents encountering this complex issue, get in touch - we’re here for you.

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