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Parenting a Transgender Child

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Annie Abram PhD

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Four years ago in April of 2012, Leslie Lagerstrom was my guest and spoke about her son Sam's transition from a girl to a boy.  At the time few people understood what the word "transgender" means. Today we will catch up with Leslie and discuss the remarkable progress that's been made in understanding what transgender means and what we can do going forward to advance awareness. 

Leslie Lagerstrom is a proud mom of two children, who, after retiring from a 21-year corporate marketing career, is focusing her passion on being a writer and advocate. In 2011 she created the blog Transparenthood™, which chronicles her family’s experience raising a transgender child. Leslie is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and her essays can also be found in two anthologies, Mamas Write and Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God. In 2013 her essay, Knock on Wood, was turned into a stage production that toured the United States. Committed to spreading awareness on the subject of transgender children, she frequently shares her family’s story, speaking in front of audiences across the nation, a highlight of which was being chosen as a cast member of Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities in 2014.