Mother Sues School For Helping Daughter Transition Without Parental Consent
Posted On May 6, 2022
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A courageous Florida mother, January Littlejohn, is standing up against the violation of her parental rights “after her transgender child transitioned at school without her consent.” Littlejohn is now suing the school.
The girl was 13 at the time of transition.
Minors are under the custodial care of adults for a reason. Teens are more inclined to act on emotions and impulsivity, given their developing brains and hormones.
Battle for Parental Rights
The battle for parental rights continues everywhere as Leftists seek to impose state control over children and arrogate to “educators” the right to decide what is in children’s best interests. The Biden administration is advancing institutional “gender affirming care,” which encourages support for a range of “treatments” for gender dysphoria, including surgery, speech therapy, puberty blockers and hormone therapy on children and adolescents who say they identify as transgender.
Every youngster has a need to belong, and the instant effect of becoming part of a community may seem to be lifesaving for them at the moment. However, conditioning children to believe that transgenderism is the solution to their identity crisis is a big mistake. Youth vulnerability is being manipulated by some adults (who are making significant money in doing so), to the longterm detriment of children.
Transgender Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine is rigid, slamming critics of “gender affirming care,” saying that “no doctor worth their salt opposes it.” Levine’s response was a direct response and insult to Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, who opposes it.
Activists such as Levine ignore the natural hormonal and psychological processes that many youngsters go through in struggling to adapt to a difficult and/awkward adolescence, not to mention the impacts of life’s stresses (inside and outside of the home). Instead, transgender activists are coaching youngsters that any number of natural or life difficulties they may experience can be attributed to a gender identity crisis, which can be “easily fixed” via “gender affirming care.” In other words, kids are being groomed, while anyone who opposes this practice is demonized as “abusive,” “discriminatory,” or “not worth their salt.”
Regrets and Reversals
There are many people who end up regretting and reversing their transgender decision, which proves on its face that a key premise of transgender activists such as Levine, that anyone who struggles with gender identity issues is actually the other gender, is false.
In a case from Canada, a victim of transgender grooming who came from an “emotionally manipulative family” in the first place describes her experience as a teen, struggling with her gender identity issues:
She could move into the Covenant House youth shelter, and then freely go on hormones to push ahead with medical transition.
“They thought it was so important for me to be on testosterone that it was OK if I left home and probably didn’t graduate high school,” recalled Eva, who asked that her last name not be published to preserve her privacy around sensitive issues. “Even at that point in life, when I was 16 and totally believed this was the only thing that was going to save me, I was more rational about it.”
Unfortunately, not every youngster is able to be “rational about it,” as Eva was fortunate enough to be. Many who regret their decisions go the full way of transition, and after their adolescent turbulence, they are left picking up the pieces of regret and the irresponsible adult destruction of their lives.
Florida mom filing suit after child transitioned at school without her consent: ‘Happening all over’ US,” by Bailee Hill, Fox News, May 2, 2022:
A Florida mother is filing suit and issuing a stark warning to parents nationwide after her transgender child transitioned at school without her consent.
Florida mom and mental health professional January Littlejohn and her attorney Vernadette Broyles discussed the lawsuit and why she is “outraged” over the incident.
“This is happening all over the nation,” Littlejohn warned on “Fox & Friends First” on Monday. “This same protocol is in place in many, many schools across districts everywhere, and even the guides being used to dictate these transgender support plans that cut parents out even have the same language.”
“So this is a very systematic way that parents are being excluded from important decisions occurring with their children, and further, social transition is a medical intervention that schools are grossly unqualified to be taking these steps without parental involvement,” she continued.
According to Littlejohn, her daughter, who was 13 years old at the time, expressed confusion over gender during the pandemic after a group of friends transitioned to the opposite sex.
She eventually found out the school was working on a “transgender support plan” with her child, but the school initially declined to allow her involvement given she was “protected by a nondiscrimination law.”….
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