When people aren’t accepting

When people aren’t accepting

A too common challenge for parents of LGBTQ kids is lack of acceptance from family and friends. This is especially true for the moms and dads who were raised in the evangelical church. Many parents have a period of adjustment, of soul searching when their child comes...
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...