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.

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We all make mistakes

We all make mistakes

As parents, we all make mistakes. No one gave us a user manual before we had our children. We learn from what we see and experience. At least that was true for me. I didn’t like what I saw in how I was parented, and I swore I would never do what my mother or father...
Moms of LGBTQ kids are the best!

Moms of LGBTQ kids are the best!

Indeed, moms of LGBTQ kids are the best. For some, their child coming out was no big deal. For others, it was about reconstructing all they’d learned about what it meant to be LGBTQ. For all of us, we love our kids beyond measure. For some of us, it meant rearranging...
What do I do about sleepovers?

What do I do about sleepovers?

My son was 20 when he came out. His brother was 18. I didn’t have a problem with my younger son having a girl sleep over. My feeling was he was going to have sex one way or another and I’d rather he be safe at home. I know not all parents feel that way, but it was how...
When a child comes out

When a child comes out

When a child comes out, parents have different reactions. Some celebrate it. For most, there is some stress, fear, or grief. How we deal with out feelings can make a huge difference for us and for our families. I’m not an expert or a therapist. I am the mother...

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