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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Thursday May 05, 2022

Trauma-- and especially sexual trauma-- seems to be a common precursor for a child adopting a transgender identity. 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

Transgender-identified children exhibit many kinds of co-morbidities; depression is a very common one. 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

Why are so many kids expressing transgender identities? There are a number of salient reasons (that have nothing to do with gender). 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

Planned Parenthood has shifted its business model, and is now the largest provider of cross-sex hormones in the United States. 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

What is wrong with medicalizing children's healthy bodies? A lot of things are wrong. 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

What if the adults in a child's life don't agree on the best response to their children's transgender identity? 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

Siblings of transgender-identified children have very specific and unique needs. It's important for parents to understand what's happening between the siblings, and how to support and protect younger children. 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

Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria is spreading among tweens and teens-- especially among girls-- like wildfire. How is this a social contagion, and what can parents do? 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

Adolescents are a fascinating bunch of people, with very specific characteristics and needs. Learn about what's going on with kids at this stage of life, and how parents can work with their children at this stage in order to protect them from the gender industry. 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 is constructed on lies and supported by fallacies. Learn what some of these errors are, and how to respond to 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/  

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