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

When you make a mistake

When you make a mistake

What do you do when you make a mistake? Do you let it go or do you berate yourself, tell yourself how stupid it was? That was me for many years. Calling myself stupid was a regular thing. I still do that once in a while but not very often. My latest mistake – I left...
What to do if your child is the bully

What to do if your child is the bully

When my kids were young we didn’t use the term bully or talk about being bullied. We did talk about what happened in school and looking back, it was bullying. There was no support and we used the old adage, “Sticks and Stones will break my bones, but words will never...
What I learned from my mother

What I learned from my mother

My mother’s birthday was February 6th. She would have been 99 this year. She grew up in a different time than mine and certainly different than today. When I think about what I learned from my mother I could write a long list of “what not to do as a parent.” But...
Bullying

Bullying

Below is a post from April 30, 2014. I think it bears repeating. I’ve been thinking about bullying a lot lately. Is it true that more kids are bullied today than when I was a kid or is it just there is more news coverage? I don’t know. I know I was bullied...

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