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

Family

Family

Last week I wrote about family and how important it is to have family, especially when there is a big celebration. This week it’s family, part 2! This past weekend, my husband and I were in Florida to celebrate our grandson’s Bar Mitzvah. It was a wonderful weekend,...
We are the lucky ones

We are the lucky ones

As this blog posts, my husband and I are on a plane, going to Florida for our younger grandson’s Bar Mitzvah. Thinking about being there to celebrate this joyous occasion with family and friends, it makes me think of the many families with LGBTQ kids who don’t have...
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. It’s a time for families to gather together and if they aren’t too busy watching football and eating turkey, reflect on all they have to be thankful for. For many families with LGBTQ children, it can be a time of...
Pronouns-why is it so hard?

Pronouns-why is it so hard?

I have a transgender nephew. When he transitioned from female to male, I had no problem referring to him as he and him. He lives on the other side of the country from me. The first time I saw him in person after his transition was about a year after the last time. I...