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Friday Fodder: Grayson Can Take His Backpack To School Edition

If you’ve been following the story about North Carolina’s Grayson Bruce, yesterday his school/district issued a reply: Statement from Buncombe County Schools after the meeting: We have appreciated the opportunity to meet with the Bruce family and discuss the issues. … Continue reading

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Buncombe County Schools, You’re Doing It All Wrong

Dear Buncombe County Schools, I recently read about your student Grayson Bruce being bullied for carrying a My Little Pony backpack to school.  I read that your response was that Grayson should leave his backpack at home because it is … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: HRC and Me Edition

I was honored when the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) asked me to write about my reactions to the “Supporting and Caring for Our Gender Expansive Youth” report they released yesterday.  The report compiles findings from their recent Youth Survey and … Continue reading

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We Don’t Know It’s A Good Day Until It’s Over

The other day I was at the house of one of my favorite neighbors. We were discussing our children. Her kids are all in their 20s and her youngest is autistic. She has read my book and blog and was … Continue reading

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My Advice For Raising A Gender Creative Son

Back in September, I wrote an essay for Parents.com containing my advice for raising a gender creative boy.   I got wordy – as I tend to do – and the word count of my original essay was edited down.  I get … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: HRC, PFLAG, Stonewall and Twirl Edition

Here are the things that caught my attention this week.  :) The Human Rights Campaign Foundation presents Time To THRIVE,  the inaugural national conference promoting safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth…everywhere! Time to THRIVE will take place over Presidents’ Day … Continue reading

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When The Boys’ Room Isn’t Safe For A Boy

My son is six and a half years old.  He’s been potty trained with nary an accident since exactly his third birthday. Last week, in his first grade classroom, he peed his pants.  He sat in his urine until the … Continue reading

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A Mother Wants Your Advice

Hi Everybody!  I recently received an email from a mother who wants advice from fellow readers of my blog.  Following is her email.  If you have any advice for her, please leave a comment at the end of this post. … Continue reading

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Star Of The Week

The first weeks of school are always a little rough for C.J. (and me).  There are a lot of new things.  New routines.  New classroom.  New teacher.  New classmates. We’ve found that he self-edits more than ever in the first … Continue reading

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It’s One Thing After Another, I Swear

School started last Tuesday.  My kids had been out of school for 82 days — not that I was counting – and they were antsy to go back.  With Chase starting fifth grade and C.J. starting first grade, I have … Continue reading

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