Glad you could join us!
I won’t comment about HRT as I am not doing that.
However, the parent thing is interesting and there can be a number of reasons that causes them to be difficult. One thing that can happen is that often parents feel that they failed as a parent because their kid is gay or trans. The erroneous thought process is that one “becomes” gay or transgender. While the research is not conclusive yet, brain scans have shown that there are differences of gay folks compared to straight folks and cisgender folks compared to transgender folks. What that indicates is that whatever happens is not after birth and that it had nothing to do with the parents.
Are you connected with the trans community in your area? Even if there are no organizations/groups close by, many LGBT centers are doing support groups and social groups online. The great thing about getting connected with the community is the realization that you are not alone. You have peers…