More on parenting adult children

More on parenting adult children

Continuing the theme of parenting adult children, another of my readers wrote to me about a young adult son. “One of my problems has to do with communication and respect, expressing gratitude instead of just taking things for granted and being entitled. I don’t get...
Challenges of being a parent

Challenges of being a parent

I recently asked my newsletter audience about the challenges they face as a parent. This is one response I received: “My challenge is related to my children. All three are grown and gone several states away. I rarely see them, my relationship with my gay child has...
Accepting our children

Accepting our children

A while back I wrote about the expectations we have for our children. Sometimes we don’t even know we have them until they are shattered. That was certainly my experience when my son came out to me in 1989. While I wasn’t surprised to have him tell me...
From an Orthodox Rabbi

From an Orthodox Rabbi

I know a lot of moms of LGBTQ kids who have been badly burned by their Evangelical or Conservative Churches in relation to their child. While I was not raised as an Orthodox Jew, I am Jewish and I know the part of the bible often quoted to condemn homosexuality. Most...
To advocate or not to advocate

To advocate or not to advocate

This can be tricky for a parent of an LGBTQ child, especially one who is not completely out to their schools, peers and/or families. As a parent, when you have a child who is totally out and you are totally out as a parent of an LGBTQ child, deciding when to advocate...