It’s one of the most googled LGBT terms: “My Kid Came Out Now What”? While we covered things parents should do when their teenager comes out in detail, sometimes you just need a quick guide. So, here you go.
1. Give Them a Hug
Your initial reaction to the news will impact your child for life. Remember that this is really their story — not yours. “Yes, there will be challenges ahead, for your child and for you, but let your child walk away from the conversation knowing that they are loved and feeling like everything will be okay,” Michael Anthony-Nalepa, a licensed psychotherapist with a specialized degree in LGBT affirmative psychotherapy tells Parentology.
2. Be Fair — to Everyone
Hold your queer son or daughter to the same standards as their straight siblings. For example, if your house rule is not to allow girlfriends or boyfriends stay overnight, apply the same rules to your gay child. Or if you allow for your straight child to bring
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