Entertainment TV Jazz Jennings' Mother on the Advice She's Given Her Daughter to 'Find Her Prince or Princess Charming' "It's harder for her [to date] being a trans woman … it can make her sad," Jazz Jennings' mother and I Am Jazz costar Jeanette Jennings tells PEOPLE By Alex Ross Alex Ross Instagram Twitter Alex Ross is a Writer-Reporter on the Entertainment team at PEOPLE. She previously worked at E! News and the Today show and is a Boston University graduate. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 10, 2023 05:37 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Jazz Jennings is documenting her journey to find love on the latest season of I Am Jazz — but both Jazz and her mother Jeanette know that entering the dating pool as a young transgender comes with an extra degree of difficulty. "She wants to meet her Prince or Princess Charming and fall in love," Jeanette tells PEOPLE. "And I told her, it's just not going to be like that." Jazz Jennings on Difficulties Dating as a Trans Woman: 'I Wish People Could Be More Accepting' Jazz, 22, previously told PEOPLE previously that she wishes others could be more "accepting" and "empathetic," and Jeanette has seen her daughter's ups and downs firsthand. "It's harder for her [to date] being a trans woman," Jeanette adds. "And then also if she says, 'I'm a fat trans woman in the room; it makes me really uncomfortable,' it can make her sad." Jazz, who has openly shared her struggles with binge-eating disorder, is continuously on what she calls her "health journey," having joined the club lacrosse team at Harvard University last spring to help her stay active. Jeanette doesn't mince words when she advises Jazz to look beyond the places and events she attends "with athletes and cisgender men who are very macho, and honestly, not often looking for a trans woman, unfortunately." She explains, "They are out there, and I don't want to stereotype, but it makes it hard being in a room full of people that are all flirting and forming connections, and you're just over there in the corner talking to a friend. So I just want to protect her, put her in a bubble from those situations." Jazz Jennings Is Ready for 'Powerful' Adult Journey After TV Teendom: 'I'm a Badass Bitch, I Claim That' Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/Shutterstock That said, Jeanette trusts her daughter "a lot to make smart decisions" and "not put herself in situations that could be harmful." "I think she's really good at reading a room, engaging where she should go and shouldn't go. But it's the other people around her that are very unkind," Jeanette explains. "It's the rest of the world I don't trust." Jazz Jennings Admits to Feeling 'Uncomfortable' After Being Caught 'Off Guard' by Date's Remarks Given the unpredictability of new connections, Jeanette's No. 1 concern remains Jazz's safety. "It's very dangerous out there for trans women," she says. "Just protect yourself. Just be aware at all times where you are, what you're doing." But Jeanette also wants her daughter to remain open-hearted and sees untapped potential on campus: "'You really need to dive into the queer community at Harvard' — that's my advice to her. She really has not done much of that. I think she will find love within the community because they're much more accepting." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. I Am Jazz airs Tuesdays 10 p.m. ET on TLC.