Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Kids
by Anne Dohrenwend, PHD, ABPP
The Tool Shed offers a variety of books for parents who are looking for quality references and guides to help them talk to their children about sex, sexuality, and gender identity in a positive, age-appropriate, and healthy manner. Feel free to contact us or to stop by the store to see our selection.
When a child comes out to a parent, it can totally transform the relationship. Whether that results in a closer bond or a broken one is dependent upon the parent's ability to accept, nurture and honor the child, whatever his or her sexual orientation.
Coming Around is a resource for understanding and coming to terms with a child's sexual orientation and maintaining a dialogue between parent and child. With compassion and wisdom, Dohrenwend addresses parents' fears regarding what to say and what not to say, bigotry and social and religious prejudice, the legal issues facing LGBT individuals and how to understand homophobia.
Most important, she shares how to communicate that, whatever happens with a child's sexual or gender orientation, parents will never withdraw their love.