(WDRB 41) How can a parent know if their child is transgender? What separates a young boy who might be transgender from one with a vivid imagination who likes to dress up in his sister’s dresses? What do you do if your daughter tells you she’s a boy? The Associated Press spoke to gender experts to answer some of parents’ most commonly asked questions. “My answer is, we don’t know,” says Diane Ehrensaft, a developmental and clinical psychologist, director of mental health

at the University of California, San Francisco’s Child and Adolescent Gender Center and author of “The Gender Creative Child.” “What we know is, you have a son who likes princess dresses. I would say get him the dresses. Have your child feel free to choose. Maybe they’ll stop wearing dresses. Maybe they’ll grow up to be gay.” Transgender children will be insistent, consistent and persistent about their gender dysphoria, she says. READ MORE