Teaching kids what it means to be transgender

bostonglobe.com – By Chris Edwards

This article is featured in the Dec. 7 issue of the Magazine.

“So, Shtine, what’s the latest with the book? Any updates?”

That was my cue. The answer to my sister Wendy’s question would serve as the opening to a conversation with my nieces that had my stomach in knots. Calla and Ava knew their “Uncle Shtiny” had quit his job in advertising to write a book but were very curious what it was about. The question was, at ages 11 and 9, were they old enough to know?