Parenting a Transgender Child – Sarah Virginia White – Editor at Sproutling, writing about inspiring and empowered parents.

Tomas is an 8-year-old who was born male and began going to school as a girl named Luna in second grade. At the time, his parents, Amy and Pete Rochas of Berkeley, Calif., had occasionally allowed their son to wear his preferred clothing of skirts or dresses in the privacy of their own home. But it wasn’t until his teacher brought up the possibility that Tomas might be transgender — a conversation that unleashed emotions ranging from anger to relief — that they started to let their son explore his gender identity as a whole.