Commonsense Care: Parenting Gender-Confused Kids with Truth & Love

Millions of children, teenagers, and young adults are announcing transgender identities out of the blue. Parents are often pressured to accept and affirm these new identities, putting children on a path toward lifelong medicalization. Is there another way to respond? Advocates Protecting Children brings parents the Commonsense Care video series and podcast to answer that question. Erin Brewer is co-founder of Advocates Protecting Children & the Compassion Coalition; as well as (formerly) Partners for Ethical Care. She holds a PhD in instructional technology, and is a former ”trans kid” who was helped back to reality by good cognitive therapy, which is today being banned for children. She lives in Logan, Utah (USA). Maria Keffler is a co-founder of Advocates Protecting Children, and (formerly) Partners for Ethical Care and the Arlington Parent Coalition (Virginia). An author, speaker, and teacher with a background in educational psychology, Ms. Keffler has fought to support families and protect children from unethical activism and dangerous policies around sexuality and transgender ideology since 2018. She lives in Arlington, Virginia (USA). Donate to Advocates Protecting Children to support the Commonsense Care podcast: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/AdvocatesPC

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Tuesday Dec 07, 2021

Millions of kids are adopting transgender identities and demanding that their parents comply. "Experts" tell families that they must affirm their child's new identity. But there's a safer path. Additional Resources: Commonsense Care Transcripts (Book): https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/commonsense-care-transcripts-parenting-gender-confused-kids-with-truth-love https://www.amazon.com/Commonsense-Care-Parenting-Gender-Confused-Transcripts/dp/B09ZCSTMXQ/ref=sr_1_1 Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Desist-Detrans-Detox-Getting-Gender/dp/B0932G8CF7/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/desist-detrans-detox-getting-your-child-out-of-the-gender-cult-1 Transing Our Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/transing-our-children https://www.amazon.com/Transing-Children-Erin-Brewer-Ph-D/dp/B09FS72Q37/ref=sr_1_1 Always Erin (Children’s Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/always-erin-1 https://www.amazon.com/Always-Erin-Brewer/dp/B095F2RC97/ref=sr_1_1 Gentle Leading: Meditations for Families with Transgender-Identified Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/gentle-leading-meditations-for-families-with-transgender-identified-children-1 https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Leading-Meditations-Families-Transgender-Identified/dp/B09VWP433N/ref=sr_1_1 Advocates Protecting Children: www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesProtectingChildren Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdvocatesPC GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/advocatespcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/advocatesprotectingchildren/ Compassion Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507342576879277 Commonsense Care Support Group (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/211741243990628 Navigating the Transgender Landscape School Resource Guide: https://childparentrights.org/school-resource-guide/ Understanding Transgender Issues: https://familywatch.org/transgenderissues/#.YqSBVdPMJH0 Transgender Resource Center: https://ruthinstitute.org/resource-center/transgender/  

Tuesday Dec 07, 2021

Learn how to discern whether something is a fact or a feeling, the difference between validation and invalidation, and how to apply critical thinking skills to the gender narrative. Additional Resources: Commonsense Care Transcripts (Book): https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/commonsense-care-transcripts-parenting-gender-confused-kids-with-truth-love https://www.amazon.com/Commonsense-Care-Parenting-Gender-Confused-Transcripts/dp/B09ZCSTMXQ/ref=sr_1_1 Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Desist-Detrans-Detox-Getting-Gender/dp/B0932G8CF7/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/desist-detrans-detox-getting-your-child-out-of-the-gender-cult-1 Transing Our Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/transing-our-children https://www.amazon.com/Transing-Children-Erin-Brewer-Ph-D/dp/B09FS72Q37/ref=sr_1_1 Always Erin (Children’s Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/always-erin-1 https://www.amazon.com/Always-Erin-Brewer/dp/B095F2RC97/ref=sr_1_1 Gentle Leading: Meditations for Families with Transgender-Identified Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/gentle-leading-meditations-for-families-with-transgender-identified-children-1 https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Leading-Meditations-Families-Transgender-Identified/dp/B09VWP433N/ref=sr_1_1 Advocates Protecting Children: www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesProtectingChildren Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdvocatesPC GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/advocatespcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/advocatesprotectingchildren/ Compassion Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507342576879277 Commonsense Care Support Group (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/211741243990628 Navigating the Transgender Landscape School Resource Guide: https://childparentrights.org/school-resource-guide/ Understanding Transgender Issues: https://familywatch.org/transgenderissues/#.YqSBVdPMJH0 Transgender Resource Center: https://ruthinstitute.org/resource-center/transgender/  

Tuesday Dec 07, 2021

Figure out what's important to you around navigating your child's gender identity, and learn how to set and enforce appropriate boundaries for health, safety, honesty, and wellbeing. Additional Resources: Commonsense Care Transcripts (Book): https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/commonsense-care-transcripts-parenting-gender-confused-kids-with-truth-love https://www.amazon.com/Commonsense-Care-Parenting-Gender-Confused-Transcripts/dp/B09ZCSTMXQ/ref=sr_1_1 Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Desist-Detrans-Detox-Getting-Gender/dp/B0932G8CF7/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/desist-detrans-detox-getting-your-child-out-of-the-gender-cult-1 Transing Our Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/transing-our-children https://www.amazon.com/Transing-Children-Erin-Brewer-Ph-D/dp/B09FS72Q37/ref=sr_1_1 Always Erin (Children’s Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/always-erin-1 https://www.amazon.com/Always-Erin-Brewer/dp/B095F2RC97/ref=sr_1_1 Gentle Leading: Meditations for Families with Transgender-Identified Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/gentle-leading-meditations-for-families-with-transgender-identified-children-1 https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Leading-Meditations-Families-Transgender-Identified/dp/B09VWP433N/ref=sr_1_1 Advocates Protecting Children: www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesProtectingChildren Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdvocatesPC GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/advocatespcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/advocatesprotectingchildren/ Compassion Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507342576879277 Commonsense Care Support Group (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/211741243990628 Navigating the Transgender Landscape School Resource Guide: https://childparentrights.org/school-resource-guide/ Understanding Transgender Issues: https://familywatch.org/transgenderissues/#.YqSBVdPMJH0 Transgender Resource Center: https://ruthinstitute.org/resource-center/transgender/  

Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

When a child announces a transgender identity, the "experts" often tell parents they must affirm the identity, but there is no research or data to support this path. This episode of Commonsense Care investigates how to find real support for real healing. Additional Resources: Commonsense Care Transcripts (Book): https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/commonsense-care-transcripts-parenting-gender-confused-kids-with-truth-love https://www.amazon.com/Commonsense-Care-Parenting-Gender-Confused-Transcripts/dp/B09ZCSTMXQ/ref=sr_1_1 Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Desist-Detrans-Detox-Getting-Gender/dp/B0932G8CF7/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/desist-detrans-detox-getting-your-child-out-of-the-gender-cult-1 Transing Our Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/transing-our-children https://www.amazon.com/Transing-Children-Erin-Brewer-Ph-D/dp/B09FS72Q37/ref=sr_1_1 Always Erin (Children’s Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/always-erin-1 https://www.amazon.com/Always-Erin-Brewer/dp/B095F2RC97/ref=sr_1_1 Gentle Leading: Meditations for Families with Transgender-Identified Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/gentle-leading-meditations-for-families-with-transgender-identified-children-1 https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Leading-Meditations-Families-Transgender-Identified/dp/B09VWP433N/ref=sr_1_1 Advocates Protecting Children: www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesProtectingChildren Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdvocatesPC GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/advocatespcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/advocatesprotectingchildren/ Compassion Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507342576879277 Commonsense Care Support Group (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/211741243990628 Navigating the Transgender Landscape School Resource Guide: https://childparentrights.org/school-resource-guide/ Understanding Transgender Issues: https://familywatch.org/transgenderissues/#.YqSBVdPMJH0 Transgender Resource Center: https://ruthinstitute.org/resource-center/transgender/  

Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

It can be very difficult for parents to find a therapist who will consider the whole child rather than simply affirm a transgender identity without question or a full background study. This episode of Commonsense Care helps parents learn how to vet potential therapists. Additional Resources: Commonsense Care Transcripts (Book): https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/commonsense-care-transcripts-parenting-gender-confused-kids-with-truth-love https://www.amazon.com/Commonsense-Care-Parenting-Gender-Confused-Transcripts/dp/B09ZCSTMXQ/ref=sr_1_1 Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Desist-Detrans-Detox-Getting-Gender/dp/B0932G8CF7/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/desist-detrans-detox-getting-your-child-out-of-the-gender-cult-1 Transing Our Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/transing-our-children https://www.amazon.com/Transing-Children-Erin-Brewer-Ph-D/dp/B09FS72Q37/ref=sr_1_1 Always Erin (Children’s Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/always-erin-1 https://www.amazon.com/Always-Erin-Brewer/dp/B095F2RC97/ref=sr_1_1 Gentle Leading: Meditations for Families with Transgender-Identified Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/gentle-leading-meditations-for-families-with-transgender-identified-children-1 https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Leading-Meditations-Families-Transgender-Identified/dp/B09VWP433N/ref=sr_1_1 Advocates Protecting Children: www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesProtectingChildren Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdvocatesPC GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/advocatespcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/advocatesprotectingchildren/ Compassion Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507342576879277 Commonsense Care Support Group (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/211741243990628 Navigating the Transgender Landscape School Resource Guide: https://childparentrights.org/school-resource-guide/ Understanding Transgender Issues: https://familywatch.org/transgenderissues/#.YqSBVdPMJH0 Transgender Resource Center: https://ruthinstitute.org/resource-center/transgender/  

Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

A deeper look at the logical flaws of gender ideology. Additional Resources: Commonsense Care Transcripts (Book): https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/commonsense-care-transcripts-parenting-gender-confused-kids-with-truth-love https://www.amazon.com/Commonsense-Care-Parenting-Gender-Confused-Transcripts/dp/B09ZCSTMXQ/ref=sr_1_1 Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Desist-Detrans-Detox-Getting-Gender/dp/B0932G8CF7/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/desist-detrans-detox-getting-your-child-out-of-the-gender-cult-1 Transing Our Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/transing-our-children https://www.amazon.com/Transing-Children-Erin-Brewer-Ph-D/dp/B09FS72Q37/ref=sr_1_1 Always Erin (Children’s Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/always-erin-1 https://www.amazon.com/Always-Erin-Brewer/dp/B095F2RC97/ref=sr_1_1 Gentle Leading: Meditations for Families with Transgender-Identified Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/gentle-leading-meditations-for-families-with-transgender-identified-children-1 https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Leading-Meditations-Families-Transgender-Identified/dp/B09VWP433N/ref=sr_1_1 Advocates Protecting Children: www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesProtectingChildren Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdvocatesPC GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/advocatespcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/advocatesprotectingchildren/ Compassion Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507342576879277 Commonsense Care Support Group (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/211741243990628 Navigating the Transgender Landscape School Resource Guide: https://childparentrights.org/school-resource-guide/ Understanding Transgender Issues: https://familywatch.org/transgenderissues/#.YqSBVdPMJH0 Transgender Resource Center: https://ruthinstitute.org/resource-center/transgender/  

Thursday May 05, 2022

Gender ideology fits perfectly into the cult framework. Cults do eight specific things to attract and hold recruits; gender hits all eight of them. Additional Resources: Commonsense Care Transcripts (Book): https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/commonsense-care-transcripts-parenting-gender-confused-kids-with-truth-love https://www.amazon.com/Commonsense-Care-Parenting-Gender-Confused-Transcripts/dp/B09ZCSTMXQ/ref=sr_1_1 Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Desist-Detrans-Detox-Getting-Gender/dp/B0932G8CF7/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/desist-detrans-detox-getting-your-child-out-of-the-gender-cult-1 Transing Our Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/transing-our-children https://www.amazon.com/Transing-Children-Erin-Brewer-Ph-D/dp/B09FS72Q37/ref=sr_1_1 Always Erin (Children’s Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/always-erin-1 https://www.amazon.com/Always-Erin-Brewer/dp/B095F2RC97/ref=sr_1_1 Gentle Leading: Meditations for Families with Transgender-Identified Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/gentle-leading-meditations-for-families-with-transgender-identified-children-1 https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Leading-Meditations-Families-Transgender-Identified/dp/B09VWP433N/ref=sr_1_1 Advocates Protecting Children: www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesProtectingChildren Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdvocatesPC GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/advocatespcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/advocatesprotectingchildren/ Compassion Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507342576879277 Commonsense Care Support Group (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/211741243990628 Navigating the Transgender Landscape School Resource Guide: https://childparentrights.org/school-resource-guide/ Understanding Transgender Issues: https://familywatch.org/transgenderissues/#.YqSBVdPMJH0 Transgender Resource Center: https://ruthinstitute.org/resource-center/transgender/  

Thursday May 05, 2022

When a child announces a transgender identity, the school may be complicit in encouraging that identity, and in hiding important information from parents. Additional Resources: Commonsense Care Transcripts (Book): https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/commonsense-care-transcripts-parenting-gender-confused-kids-with-truth-love https://www.amazon.com/Commonsense-Care-Parenting-Gender-Confused-Transcripts/dp/B09ZCSTMXQ/ref=sr_1_1 Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Desist-Detrans-Detox-Getting-Gender/dp/B0932G8CF7/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/desist-detrans-detox-getting-your-child-out-of-the-gender-cult-1 Transing Our Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/transing-our-children https://www.amazon.com/Transing-Children-Erin-Brewer-Ph-D/dp/B09FS72Q37/ref=sr_1_1 Always Erin (Children’s Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/always-erin-1 https://www.amazon.com/Always-Erin-Brewer/dp/B095F2RC97/ref=sr_1_1 Gentle Leading: Meditations for Families with Transgender-Identified Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/gentle-leading-meditations-for-families-with-transgender-identified-children-1 https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Leading-Meditations-Families-Transgender-Identified/dp/B09VWP433N/ref=sr_1_1 Advocates Protecting Children: www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesProtectingChildren Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdvocatesPC GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/advocatespcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/advocatesprotectingchildren/ Compassion Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507342576879277 Commonsense Care Support Group (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/211741243990628 Navigating the Transgender Landscape School Resource Guide: https://childparentrights.org/school-resource-guide/ Understanding Transgender Issues: https://familywatch.org/transgenderissues/#.YqSBVdPMJH0 Transgender Resource Center: https://ruthinstitute.org/resource-center/transgender/  

Thursday May 05, 2022

Much of the culture has been captured by gender ideology; how can parents surround their children with healthy influences, while separating them from those that are harmful? Additional Resources: Commonsense Care Transcripts (Book): https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/commonsense-care-transcripts-parenting-gender-confused-kids-with-truth-love https://www.amazon.com/Commonsense-Care-Parenting-Gender-Confused-Transcripts/dp/B09ZCSTMXQ/ref=sr_1_1 Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Desist-Detrans-Detox-Getting-Gender/dp/B0932G8CF7/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/desist-detrans-detox-getting-your-child-out-of-the-gender-cult-1 Transing Our Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/transing-our-children https://www.amazon.com/Transing-Children-Erin-Brewer-Ph-D/dp/B09FS72Q37/ref=sr_1_1 Always Erin (Children’s Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/always-erin-1 https://www.amazon.com/Always-Erin-Brewer/dp/B095F2RC97/ref=sr_1_1 Gentle Leading: Meditations for Families with Transgender-Identified Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/gentle-leading-meditations-for-families-with-transgender-identified-children-1 https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Leading-Meditations-Families-Transgender-Identified/dp/B09VWP433N/ref=sr_1_1 Advocates Protecting Children: www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesProtectingChildren Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdvocatesPC GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/advocatespcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/advocatesprotectingchildren/ Compassion Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507342576879277 Commonsense Care Support Group (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/211741243990628 Navigating the Transgender Landscape School Resource Guide: https://childparentrights.org/school-resource-guide/ Understanding Transgender Issues: https://familywatch.org/transgenderissues/#.YqSBVdPMJH0 Transgender Resource Center: https://ruthinstitute.org/resource-center/transgender/  

Thursday May 05, 2022

Some estimates say that up to 60% of all transgender-identified children are on or may be on the autism spectrum. Why are so many autistic kids being sucked into this ideology, and how can parents protect their autistic kids from becoming casualties? Additional Resources: Commonsense Care Transcripts (Book): https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/commonsense-care-transcripts-parenting-gender-confused-kids-with-truth-love https://www.amazon.com/Commonsense-Care-Parenting-Gender-Confused-Transcripts/dp/B09ZCSTMXQ/ref=sr_1_1 Desist, Detrans & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Desist-Detrans-Detox-Getting-Gender/dp/B0932G8CF7/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/desist-detrans-detox-getting-your-child-out-of-the-gender-cult-1 Transing Our Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/transing-our-children https://www.amazon.com/Transing-Children-Erin-Brewer-Ph-D/dp/B09FS72Q37/ref=sr_1_1 Always Erin (Children’s Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/always-erin-1 https://www.amazon.com/Always-Erin-Brewer/dp/B095F2RC97/ref=sr_1_1 Gentle Leading: Meditations for Families with Transgender-Identified Children (Book) https://www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org/product-page/gentle-leading-meditations-for-families-with-transgender-identified-children-1 https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Leading-Meditations-Families-Transgender-Identified/dp/B09VWP433N/ref=sr_1_1 Advocates Protecting Children: www.advocatesprotectingchildren.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesProtectingChildren Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdvocatesPC GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/advocatespcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/advocatesprotectingchildren/ Compassion Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507342576879277 Commonsense Care Support Group (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/211741243990628 Navigating the Transgender Landscape School Resource Guide: https://childparentrights.org/school-resource-guide/ Understanding Transgender Issues: https://familywatch.org/transgenderissues/#.YqSBVdPMJH0 Transgender Resource Center: https://ruthinstitute.org/resource-center/transgender/  

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