Dohrenwend shares how to communicate that, whatever happens with a child’s sexual or gender orientation, parents will never withdraw their love. Coming out is a vulnerable time. Its announcement requires the re-exploration of a parent’s personal feelings on homosexuality. Respecting your child’s decisions isn’t always easy, particularly if you fear his or her decisions will cost friends, ambitions, acceptance and respect. This is a rich resource, jam-packed with insights, information and practical guidance for parents of gay, bisexual and transgender children, as well as an indispensable reference for therapists, clergy, educators, and psychological self-help collections.
This book is a resource for understanding and coming to terms with a child’s sexual orientation and maintaining a dialogue between parent and child. The author addresses parents’ fears regarding what to say and what not to say, bigotry, and social and religious prejudice, the legal issues facing LGBT individuals and how to understand homophobia.
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