Jaihden tackles a challenging topic this week – Gender Disappointment, or Gender Grief. Behind the flashy gender reveals, cheers, and smiles, some parents feel genuine grief, sadness, or anxiety about the gender of their child.
Is it normal? How do you deal with the feelings, emotions, and mental health issues that can come along with gender disappointment. Jaihden is joined by psychologist Letitia Borges to explore the issue, and we hear the story of Stacey Wild, a mum of two (with one in the oven), corporate leader, and champion dancer, about her own story in dealing with not only her own feelings of gender disappointment, but anxiety created by the expectations and emotions of others.
If you’re experiencing any issues related to the topics of this podcast, contact The Gidget Foundation for support at https://gidgetfoundation.org.au/