She didn’t reject him, she rejected who he was, who he was born to be – a gay man. Guest Blogger and LGBTQ Super-Fan Susan Hope Berland Chimes in for Gay Pride Month Several years ago I came across this article, “Just Because He Breathes: Learning to Truly Love our Gay Son” by Linda Robertson. […]
It’s important to discuss being gay with care and sensitivity, no matter what you believe. Sexual attraction is a part of life (a big one!) and it’s important you talk to your kids about it. I believe kids need to know about sexual attraction and how it’s possible to be attracted to someone who is […]
The best-ever way to explain consent to just about anyone.
Do ask what the child needs or would like your help with. Too often well-intended advocates take action that the child isn’t ready to manage. Remember, it’s all about them. Your role as a supportive adult is to listen and provide help…even if that means simply giving them a hug or finding appropriate resources for them.
Trust your child to know their gender even if it doesn’t conform to the gender they were assigned at birth and may not make sense to you. Gender is not about what genitals a person has but who they know themselves to be in their heart.