Personal Experiences

Are you curious to know what other parents are saying about Bayswater and how it has helped them navigate parenting a trans-identified child, adolescent or young adult? Take a look at our parents’ testimonies and hear their stories in their own words. 

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Finding Others Who Understand Can Be Lifechanging

Personal Stories: In their Own Words

Other Parent Testimonies

Finding Others who understand can be Life-changing

We confidently believe in the transformative power of peer support. We understand that families on their unique journeys can often feel lonely and isolated. But with Bayswater Support, you don’t have to go it alone. By joining our community, you can connect with others who share your experiences, your fears and your hopes for the future. We have already helped many parents find the solace and support they need, and you could be next. Our platform is tailored to give you an opportunity to read parents’ personal stories, learn from each other’s experiences, and grow together as a community. You can trust us to help you navigate the complexities of parenting a trans-identified child. 

Personal Stories

Discovering that you’re not the only one going through the challenges of parenting a trans-identified adolescent or adult is a true game-changer. That’s why we’ve gathered some personal stories from other parents who have graciously shared their experiences here. We hope that by reading their stories, in their own words, you’ll feel less alone and more connected. Remember, you’re not in this alone! Why not join Bayswater Support and connect with even more parents?

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Our daughter’s mental health has deteriorated significantly over the last few years and I worry that adding cross-sex hormones will not improve things. I have always felt that her trans identity gave her a manual on how to exist in a world where she couldn’t work out who she was supposed to be.

Read Sophie’s Story

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Our daughter’s mental health has deteriorated significantly over the last few years and I worry that adding cross-sex hormones will not improve things. I have always felt that her trans identity gave her a manual on how to exist in a world where she couldn’t work out who she was supposed to be.

Read Rachel’s Story

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Our daughter’s mental health has deteriorated significantly over the last few years and I worry that adding cross-sex hormones will not improve things. I have always felt that her trans identity gave her a manual on how to exist in a world where she couldn’t work out who she was supposed to be.

Read Emma’s Story

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Our daughter’s mental health has deteriorated significantly over the last few years and I worry that adding cross-sex hormones will not improve things. I have always felt that her trans identity gave her a manual on how to exist in a world where she couldn’t work out who she was supposed to be.

Read Susannah’s Story

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Our daughter’s mental health has deteriorated significantly over the last few years and I worry that adding cross-sex hormones will not improve things. I have always felt that her trans identity gave her a manual on how to exist in a world where she couldn’t work out who she was supposed to be.

Read Agnieszka’s Story

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Our daughter’s mental health has deteriorated significantly over the last few years and I worry that adding cross-sex hormones will not improve things. I have always felt that her trans identity gave her a manual on how to exist in a world where she couldn’t work out who she was supposed to be.

Read Paul’s Story

Short Reads

Three of our parents have kindly given permission for their experiences to be presented here for others to read. As many parents have attested, every story is unique though we all share common threads. 

Emma's Story
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More Parent Testimonies

Here are some links you may find useful for more parent stories. Please note that we do not necessarily endorse these links or their views, but we hope they are helpful to you.

Genspect Unheard

Genspect host a series of audio testimonies from parents who have a trans-identofied child. You can listen to these at Genspect Unheard.

PITT Parents

The PITT substack is a collection of essays by parents who have chosen to share their uncensored stories, experiences, and thoughts of parenting ttheir rans-identified offspring - child or adult.

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