Thursday, May 26, 2016

Raising Ryland - Hillary Whittington

This true life story is told by Hillary Whittington.   When her and her husband have their first daughter Ryland, they think that the biggest challenge they face will be that it appears that she has limited hearing.  However as Ryland grows she starts declaring that she is a boy, and only wants to wear boy clothes and play with boy toys.  While many dismiss this as a phase, both parents realize that there is a deeper pain underneath the tantrums over wearing dresses and princess dolls.

Seeking medical and counselling advice, Hillary and Jeff decide to let Ryland transition into being raised as their son.  Told in such an open and refreshing style, you have to admire the family for doing what they think is best for their child.  By allowing him to be the person he thinks he truly is and by telling their story I am sure they have helped lots of others.  Very brave to put you and your six year old out there where many bullies prowl. 5/5

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