We offer the following resources for parents and educators for understanding teen language on gender: what it represents, and why it matters to teens; and other resources for supporting trans, nonbinary and gender-expansive teens in your lives.

Webinar Recording

View here.

Blessing of the Children

Download our blessing card, which includes masculine, feminine and nonbinary language from Moving Traditions’ B-Mitzvah Family Education program.

Questions I Would Like Parents to Ask About Being Gender Expansive

From Tzelem B-Mitzvah youth participants:

  • Why are your pronouns important to you?
  • How did you realize that those were your pronouns?
  • How does that impact your identity?
  • General care and concern questions: Are you doing okay? Are you really doing okay?
  • Do you need help/support? How can I help/support you?
  • Is there anything I can do to help make anything easier for you?
  • Is there something I should do if someone misgenders/deadnames you?
  • Do you have any resources/more information about how I can best support you?
  • What are the next steps you are thinking about and how can I help?

Additional Resources


Learn more about Moving Traditions’ Tzelem groups, and to find a group near you.

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