For the last several weeks, I’ve been writing about my A.C.C.E.P.T.™ program. Today I’ll cover the last of six steps in the A.C.C.E.P.T.™ system – Trust.
When a child first tells his or her parents that they are gay, bisexual or transgender, the parent has to set aside all that they had imagined what their child’s life would be like. It is a period of adjustment and the parent(s) need to trust that – it is just a period of time, a time to reflect, to adjust, to come to acceptance. They need to trust that moving in the direction of acceptance is part of the journey for them.
For their LGBT child, he or she needs to trust their feelings and who they are. They need to know that their parent’s reaction and period of adjustment is not a reflection of who they are as an LGBT person – it is just part of their parent’s journey. The LGBT child needs to trust themselves, and know they are perfect just the way they are.
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