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My guest today is Rae McDaniel.
Rae is a non-binary gender and sex therapist-turned-coach who works with transgender/non-binary/questioning folks feeling lost while transitioning their gender identity.
They are the creator of GenderFck: The Club, a one-of-a-kind, research-based online group coaching community of transgender/non-binary/questioning folks who are on a mission to transition with less suffering and more ease.
Rae is the founder of Practical Audacity, a gender and sex therapy practice in Chicago.
They also provide training for medical and mental health professionals wishing to uplevel their knowledge in trans-affirming care. Rae holds a Master’s of Education in community counseling.
Takeaways from the show:
Expanding and exploring gender
Deep dive into pronouns
Gender shakes people’s fundamental ideas of the world
How parents can support their kids coming out
Tips for parents to support and accept their child in a scary world
Safety within the trans/non binary world
Celebrating gender expression
The world needs people who are their most authentic selves
Resources from Rae:
Sissy by Jacob Tobia | Fiction book: Juliet Takes a Breath | PFLAG | the Transgender Child | the Transgender Teen | Gender Unicorn | Resource Page | Rae’s instagram | FaceBook | Website | GenderFck Club
What does joyful courage mean to you?
Full expression. I also think of the words pleasure and audacity when I think of joyful courage. It’s not about not being afraid, it’s stepping into the arena even though we are afraid. So to me joyful courage means stepping into the arena, whatever that means to you, in the fullest expression of yourself and doing so in a way that also focuses on joy and pleasure.
See you next week!! 🙂
PARENTING FOR THE SEASON YOU’RE IN
I took the feedback of all the parents who went through in March and have added a week and tweaked the content a bit to make it an EVER MORE transformational learning experience!!
ENROLLMENT IS OPEN AND SPACE IS LIMITED.
Parenting for the Season You’re in (or “the seasons course” as I like to call it) is a five week class for parents of middle and high school aged kids. It is a space for learning the PD tools that support connection and firmness, as well as a gentle look at the ways we may be getting in the way of our adolescents’ growth and development.
We will connect around the collective experience of raising teens, learn about teen brain development, consider our parenting style, embody connected firmness, and learn encouragement tools that will sustain us in the years ahead.
After going through the program in March, one parent shared:
I have been struggling with consequences for my teens – what should they be and why aren’t they working! We have been locked in a power struggle with my younger teen and I found myself trying to force him to do what I want – control instead of collaboration. This program helped me pivot away from consequences and reframe situations with a view on solutions, and really thinking harder about what part of the work or choice is really mine and which is his..
And another parent offered
I loved how it consistently (the course) helped me to see another way and learn how to be and remember to be in relationship with my teen and not simply trying to fix or control the challenging behaviors.
This is deep learning, my friends, check it out at www.joyfulcourage.com/seasons to get more info and claim your spot!
Joyful Courage is so much more than a podcast! I know that you love listening in every week AND I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the learning with me, INVEST in your parenting journey.
CONSIDER ONE ON ONE COACHING – The most POWERFUL of investments offered by Joyful Courage, one on one coaching allows for parents to really tease apart the current issues they are having with their child, while also developing a clear compass for guiding them in the direction they want to be going in. Coaching happens every other week, and is open for parents with kids 4 years old through the teen years. Go to my coaching page to book a free exploratory call and see if we are the right fit. → besproutable.com/parent-coaching
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