It can be difficult to understand what is happening when your child approaches you with the idea that they are exploring their gender or sexuality. When your children dare to trust you with this sensitive information, we recommend first listening with an open heart and an open mind, and refraining from any kind of judgment. Don’t panic!
Just as your kids are seeking support, you also may need to talk to someone who has similar experience. Trans*parent offers once-monthly support groups for parents and family members of trans and nonbinary people, and there is a Facebook group where parents can chat and share their experiences and information with each other. Both are in Czech. There are many international groups where English speakers can find online support, such as The Trevor Project based in the USA or Mermaids based in the UK.