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Your Body: How to Discuss Transgenderism with Your Kids

By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

The topic of transgendered individuals has been in the news a lot recently, so how do you talk to your kids about this and how do you know if your child is going through this?

If you have questions, talk to your pediatrician.

If you have only one or two kids, you’re only basing your experiences on your two children.

Pediatricians base their experiences on hundreds or thousands of children and their professional training, so they can give you a better idea of what your children may be going through.

If you think your child may be transgendered you must remember this: You can’t force someone to be one way or another way. If your child wants to do one thing and you force them in the opposite direction, you may be doing more harm than good.

If you just take a step back your child will evolve naturally and it usually all works out in the end.

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