“Grammy, my name is Jacquelyn,” he complained as he walked into the room and sat down at the kitchen table for lunch.
“Why is that your name?” Amanda Wilson, his grandmother, asked in response as she set a plate of chicken and rice in front of him.
He replied: “Because I’m a girl now.”
“What makes you think you’re a girl?” she inquired.
“It’s my gender,” he said.
She pressed him: “Well, what’s a gender?”
He stared back at her, puzzled, and said: “I don’t know.”
She is heartbroken, and has had many conflicts with her daughter who insists her grandson is a girl.
Wilson now counsels parents to trust their instincts.
“Let your kid be a kid,” she said, when asked what she would tell parents who are being told their children might be transgender.
“Don’t take them to any gender clinic. They don’t need therapy at that age. They need to just be allowed to play.”