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Mom claims her child communicated being transgender 'at the earliest moment that she actually had words'

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'Munchausen syndrome by proxy'

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ABC news on Thursday (which was "transgender day of visibility" for those who weren't aware of the special day) featured a mother who claimed her child "communicated to us" that she was transgender "at the earliest moment that she actually had words and language."

Asked for her advice to other parents with transgender kids, Jen Grosshandler answered, "When Chazzie, our daughter, really started to communicate to us — and that was at the earliest moment that she actually had words and language — to communicate to us who she truly was, we were a little surprised because we didn't expect it."

She went on to add, "You know, that surprise evolves into something just really cool and important, and that is the realization that she's our daughter. So, I would say, to all of those parents out there, and all the folks, by the way, millions of folks still in our country who say they've never met a transgender or non-binary young person, I would say this ... these children are here and they are wonderful. All it takes is love."

The "millions of folks" on Twitter were not convinced. More than one brought up Munchausen syndrome by proxy, which is defined by the Cleveland Clinic as "a mental illness in which a person acts as if an individual he or she is caring for has a physical or mental illness when the person is not really sick."








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