How can I support a primary pupil with gender dysphoria?
There has been a rapid rise in referrals for gender dysphoria to the NHS, as well as more teachers reaching out for the right ways to support children as early as primary school.
- Be understanding
Understanding is your best means of support. A child with gender dysphoria can fluctuate in understanding their gender or even identifying with a gender. As their teacher, you need to provide an environment where all children can express themselves and feel comfortable.
- Mind your language
Review the language used at school. Avoid using gender within praise or instructions. Even if you have good ...