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Ask Amy: Aunt is triggered by trans teen’s trauma

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Don’t grill him. Don’t test him. Understand that he will be nervous.

Afterward, do not make any negative comments about him to your daughter. Withhold judgment. Let his seven points stand until he either gains or loses over time.

Dear Amy: I can’t believe that you neglected to tell “Teacher in a Quandary” that she should consult the school’s yearbooks to try to identify a child who left a valuable collection in her classroom.

It was so obvious!

– Disappointed


Dear Disappointed: I agree that checking yearbooks is obvious. That’s why I didn’t suggest it.


(You can email Amy Dickinson at or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or Facebook.)

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