Rather than the usual Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, this day was originally established in 2009 to honour and celebrate transgender parents. Today, it is also common for parents of transgender children to engage. Small festivities and providing gifts to parents or carers are customary on this day.
For Parents with a Trans Child
Get involved! Become interested in their pursuits. That should go without saying, but especially when it comes to actively supporting GSRD causes, gatherings, films, and festivals. Attend any rallies in support of GSRD rights or talk to those around you about how important they are. Speak up for and support the GSRD community.
For young GSRD individuals, making friends, especially with other GSRD people, can be key. A fundamental sense of community and belonging is provided by having friends, and this promotes the development resilience and stronger mental health. Look into local GSRD youth activities, organisations, or initiatives.
There is a tonne of GSRD-themed films and TV shows, all of which include varied GSRD plotlines. Not only is watching GSRD films a super-cute activity to do, but it can also be a terrific method to learn more about various experiences and get additional knowledge.
It seems obvious to end with this one, but it still deserves to be mentioned! Make sure your love for your child is always clear; let no one ever doubt your affection for them or their GSRD identify.
For Children with a Trans Parent
Well depending on your age, reader, if you are still a youth with a transgender parent(s), you may choose to seek out an alternative adult figure to help you execute a day of appreciation and celebration. While I don’t yet have children of my own, my parents always told me the moments that mean the most are the ones that come from the heart. Perhaps a fancy dinner or flowers in not feasible, write a poem or list 100 Reason or Memories that Make You Happy (this was a hit when I was still a young gift giver).