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Janet is the co-author of the book "Straight Expectations: The Story of a Family in Transition." (Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 2017).  

The book is the memoir of Janet's colleague Peggy Cryden, LMFT, and tells the story of how she raised two gay sons, one transgender, along with insights and support for involved family members and friends, clinicians, and the gender non-conforming community. Winner of the Silver Medal in the 2017 Living Now Awards in the category of Sexuality/Feminity. (ISBN 9781785927485.  Available on Amazon and Barnes &

"Raising a Child with a Healthy Body Image"

During an eating disorder assessment the clinician usually asks the patient several questions regarding their feelings about their bodies. What do they think is their ideal weight? Does their feelings about their bodies prevent them from participating in any life activities? Are there any body parts they especially obsess about and dislike? At what age did they start having negative feelings about their body? A common answer to this last question goes something like this...

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