About Susan Berland

Susan Berland is fiercely committed to guiding young people and their parents back to a loving, accepting relationship when the parents are struggling to accept their child as gay, bisexual or transgender. Susan guides parents and their kids to communicate effectively, trust one another and accept one another where and as they are.

Here are my most recent posts

Love always wins

Love always wins

“I’d rather have a live daughter than a dead son.” Those were the words of Jeanette Renee, mother of Jazz Jennings, on a recent interview. I’ve hear these words before from other parents of transgender kids when asked about learning to accept their son is their...
Using they, them, theirs as singular

Using they, them, theirs as singular

What is the issue with using they, them, theirs as singular pronouns? I just don’t get it. Don’t get me wrong. I have my grammar pet peeves and one is the misuse of pronouns such as he, him, her, she, me and I. But this to respect someone’s chosen pronoun? What...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It’s 2019 already. Where has the time gone? Happy New Year! This has been a remarkable year for me, one of dreams come true. I don’t have a lot of big dreams and the ones that materialized I never thought would. That’s a great lesson for me. I remember in the months...
Christmas Gratitude

Christmas Gratitude

Yesterday was Christmas. Most of you know that I’m Jewish and so don’t celebrate Christmas at home but I do have Christmas traditions. We are visiting California, where we lived for the past 29 years (not counting this last year since we left). We spent Christmas eve...
What’s it like now?

What’s it like now?

My son came out almost 30 years ago. I’ve written a lot about what it was like then, how I felt and how I reacted. What’s it like now, 30 years later? It is so different. I no longer think about his safety every day. I don’t worry any more. He has shown himself to be...

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