How to Explain Transgender to Kids Using Simple Words

Inside this guidebook, you'll find concise how-to instructions, age-appropriate ideas, and real-life scenarios for talking to kids (ages 5-11) about what it means to be transgender. These are the steps we found to be the most effective for making sure your message sinks in.

  1. Discover what your child already knows about transgender.
  2. Explain (simply) the basics of being transgender.
  3. Discuss transgender stereotypes.
  4. Learn how to answer common questions from kids about transgender.
  5. Cultivate compassion for transgender people at home.

Please note: All of our instructions align with American Psychological Association child development guidelines.