I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child

I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child Author Cheryl B. Evans
ISBN-10 0995180717
ISBN-13 9780995180710
Year 2016-07-06
Pages 230
Language English
Publisher Cheryl B. Evans
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I Promised Not to Tell is quite possibly one of the most important books to date on a very controversial and little understood social issue transgenderism A genuine heartfelt and unforgettable LGBT memoir not be missed A must read book for anyone wanting to learn more about the transgender journey It is especially valuable for a parent relative or friend of a gender questioning or transgender person Together Cheryl and her husband raised their children telling them You can be anything and do anything you want in life They just never expected to learn that what their youngest daughter desired most was to be a boy This deeply personal story told from Mom s perspective is about discovering the son they never knew they had In the beginning transgender was not even on Mom s radar There was a so much to learn She went from knowing nothing at all about the subject to becoming significantly more knowledgeable She partook in a journey of learning that evolved into one of self discovery for her as much as for her transgender child There were valuable lessons and gifted blessings along the way There were also times of great heartache and pain Mom was strengthened she was tested she wept and she prayed and in the end she survived as did her transgender child If you liked the book Becoming Nicole you will love I Promised Not to Tell The journey this family took offers encouragement support wisdom and hope to others who may have found themselves on a similar path Mom shares many of the resources she used along her own family s journey and extends to you a friendship that goes far beyond the pages of this book This is a wonderfully written and thought provoking true story which transitions beautifully between the family s personal journey and some of the larger societal issues that face the transgender community today What is unique about this book is that it follows one gender assured child from birth through the difficult teenage years into young adulthood You get a real sense of what this family went through This book shares it all in the hopes of making a difference in what seems like a harsh and cruel world for transgender people Even if you don t know a transgender person this book will make you feel as if you do One Amazon reviewer even said By the end of the book I felt like I had become part of the family If you are a transgender person this book might be an excellent way to introduce the topic to parents and loved ones Perhaps helping to pave the way to acceptance and understanding If you buy read and enjoy this transgender book please kindly share your review