Generational estrangement is a familiar concept for my wife and me. Our sons talk to us occasionally but not in any particular pattern. Although they are not transgender, their behavior is only a degree or so removed from it.
I have been so moved by PITT’s letters of fear, anger, worry, grief and sadness, I decided to accept an invitation from the author of “An Open Letter to a School Board Anywhere” to read it at my local board meeting.
Thank goodness I live in one of the 22 states that have a ban on transgender medicalization. My school board responded politely, which tells me I need to continue advocating for vigilance against harming children. Even in what appears to be a conservative district, awareness of the issue needs to grow, because the promotion of trans-ideology is so well funded and organized.
I have a suggestion that may turn the tide sooner if enough people follow it. Become more-involved citizens. Join two or more charitable groups unrelated to transgenderism. And find 55 people in those groups with whom you can be candid about something, even if it’s not the most burning issue in your life. This will help balance out the powerlessness you may feel in your gender-confused child’s life.
I promise you; I will be following this advice myself. Allow the increased dialog you experience as a result to move you into journaling or even authoring. Every book or journal page written is first for yourself, second for your social circle, and third for a broad audience.
Go in stages but get started now. The act of speaking generates endorphins in your nervous system. Share nature’s innate feel-good hormonal chemistry where you can, and avoid the traps of excess TV, excess social media, and excess alcohol or legalized cannabis. Over time, we will all regain our sense of country, family and self. God bless everyone reading this.