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When your child is gay

Wesley C. Davidson

When your child is gay

what you need to know

by Wesley C. Davidson

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gay youth,
  • Parents of gays,
  • Sexual orientation,
  • Family relationships

  • About the Edition

    Coming out can be fraught with difficulty for both parents and child--but Wesley C. Davidson, a popular blogger on gay rights issues, and Dr. Jonathan Tobkes, a New York City-based psychiatrist, provide a road map so families can better navigate this rocky emotional terrain. Emphasizing communication and unconditional love, Davidson and Tobkes help parents untangle their own feelings, identify and overcome barriers to acceptance, encourage strong self-esteem in their child, handle negative or hostile reactions to their child"s sexual identity, and more. Filled with case studies and interviews, along with useful action plans and conversation starters, this is a positive, progressive guide to raising healthy, well-adjusted adults.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index.

    StatementWesley C. Davidson and Jonathan L. Tobkes, MD
    ContributionsTobkes, Jonathan L., author
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ759.9145 .D39 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 220 pages
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27215564M
    ISBN 101454919361
    ISBN 109781454919360
    OCLC/WorldCa917361091


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Davidson, a popular blogger on gay rights issues, and Dr Jonathan Tobkes, a New York City-based psychiatrist. It is a collection of case studies, interviews and doctoral advice with the aim to help families navigate better when a child comes out as gay.

Excerpted from When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need to Know by Wesley C. Davidson and Jonathan L. Tobkes, MD, Sterling Publishing. Out June 7. When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need to Know Paperback – 7 Jun. by W. Davidson (Author)/5(2). Well, in my study of 65 families of gay and lesbian youth for the book, Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, I found that some parents get to the point When your child is gay book.

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When your child comes out as gay, they are giving you new information about their identity that adjusts how you see them. This is not to say that this picture becomes better or worse – it just changes. Here are some answers I give parents when they tell me that their child is gay.

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Have you ever wondered if a child—maybe even your own—might be gay. In a previous article, I detailed my ongoing struggle with same-sex attraction (SSA) as I live out my vocation as a Catholic wife and mother. From that perspective, I'd like to share what I think is an authentically loving response to what strikes fear into the hearts of most faithful Catholic parents: your son or daughter coming out as a gay man or lesbian.

The following is a list of 5 things you should never, ever do when your child tells you he or she is gay. Do not fight, yell, or scream – at least, not in front of your teen. I am not perfect, and I am working on the reasonable assumption that you aren’t either.

If Your Child Says, "I'm Gay" By Tim Wilkins "Mom and dad, I'm gay" are possibly the most painful words a parent can ever hear. A flood of emotions overtakes the parents and spills over to their son or daughter. Their initial and subsequent responses will accomplish one of two things -push the child away or pull the child toward the parents.

To first thing to do is recognize the signs that your child may be a gay. Acts “different” from other boys. A tendency to cry like girls do.

Runs like a sissy. Doesn’t enjoy fighting like other boys do. Plays with dolls. Especially baby and female dolls. Likes to spend time in the company of girls. Doesn’t find them to be. How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent: A Book by Kids for Kids of All Ages Judith E.

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When your Child Is Gay What You Need to Know (Book): Davidson, Wesley C.: Coming out can be fraught with difficulty for both parents and child--but Wesley C. Davidson, a popular blogger on gay rights issues, and Dr. Jonathan Tobkes, a New York City-based psychiatrist, provide a road map so families can better navigate this rocky emotional terrain.

Back then,I didn't realize I was in denial. According to co-author of When Your Child Is Gay, Jonathan L.

Tobkes, M.D., denial is the most common initial reaction of parents to the jolting. "An incredibly compelling and helpful read for parents--or anyone out there--who would like to learn more about the dual processes of raising a gay or lesbian child and growing up as gay or lesbian." --Cason Crane, Founder of The Rainbow Summits Project and LogoTV's Youth Trailblazer Honoree, Coming out can be fraught with difficulty for both parents and child--but Wesley C.

(): The passing decades often lead to a mellowing of your attitude toward life. The more you've seen and experienced over the years, usually the more you can take of what life throws at you with so if one of those curves is that a grandchild turns out to be gay, you're unlikely to get too upset.

Whether that's also true of the young person's parents. Media: Book. Description Description “An incredibly compelling and helpful read for parents–or anyone out there–who would like to learn more about the dual processes of raising a gay or lesbian child and growing up as gay or lesbian.” –Cason Crane, Founder of The Rainbow Summits Project and LogoTV’s Youth Trailblazer Honoree, With Pride month in June comes a brand new book for parents of gay children.

When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need to Know is being released at the beginning of the month and the authors will come to PFLAG NYC ’s Upper West Side meeting on June 27 for a book reading followed by Q&A.

Just fasten your seatbelt and make sure your kid knows you are along for the ride. "I really want him to meet some other nice gay people." It's time for a quick math lesson. Let's say it's a high school class of kids.

Let's assume 1 in 10 is gay. That's two dozen gay kids (25 less your own). Assume not all of them are out. In the book, Gay Children, Straight Parents: A Plan for Family Healing, written by Richard Cohen, executive director of IHF, Doyle said 12 principles are discussed to help.

Can you help us figure out how to respond to our grown son who has just informed us that he's a homosexual. This announcement has turned our world upside down. Tears, depression, frustration, anger – they're all part of the kaleidoscope of emotions that I go through during the course of a day.

We want our son to know that we still care about him and love him deeply. Get this from a library. When your child is gay: what you need to know.

[Wesley C Davidson; Jonathan L Tobkes] -- Coming out can be fraught with difficulty for both parents and child--but Wesley C. Davidson, a popular blogger on gay rights issues, and Dr. Jonathan Tobkes, a. Acceptance of a gay child then equates to an overall acceptance of a child as a separate and equal being, complete with gifts, talents, and strengths and free to pursue the life he or she chooses.

And while acceptance is a gradual process evolving over time, Wesley and Tobkes tell us, it is perhaps the most essential variable in determining a 3/5(1). To Christian Parents of Gay Children. Febru | Susan Cottrell " You want to shove those words back in and put the lid on.

But you can't. Your child is gay. This goes against everything you've been taught. It was not what you had in mind, and you instantly wonder where you went wrong. Even now, at the end of the twentieth century, many still have difficulty standing up and saying, "I am the parent of a gay child." Something to Tell You recounts the stories of families whose lives have been touched by the discovery that a child is lesbian or gay--how it affects and influences people's perceptions of their children and even changes the self-image of/5(2).

Coming out can be fraught with difficulty for both parents and child—but Wesley Cullen Davidson, a popular blogger on gay rights issues, and Dr. Jonathan L. Tobkes, a New York City-based. A Christian Perspective on Parenting a Gay Child. A Christian Perspective on Parenting a Gay Child. Octo For a decade now, Christian parents have been asking my wife and me for help in parenting their gay kids.

(We’ve written extensively about this journey in our book. If a child says, “I am homosexual. That’s the way it is, and I don’t care what God thinks,” then clearly the parents are back at step one.

This child needs a serious heart change, and only God can change the heart. Sin is a heart problem, and until God changes the heart and the child is gripped by the grace of God, nothing will matter.

Depending on the age of the child, some parents may be tempted to deny that their children have same-sex attractions or a same-sex orientation - or tempted to trivialise it, e.g., by saying something like 'Oh, lots of people have crushes on people of the same sex at your age.

So your child just came out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The best initial response from parents is to “give their child a hug, to say that you love them,” said Kathy Godwin, board Author: Bill Canacci.

Affirm your child in your unconditional love for him. Let him know you care — whatever he struggles with. There is deep healing in receiving love and affirmation from you.” At the same time, remind your son that loving unconditionally doesn’t mean loving without.

"Mom, Dad, I'm gay!" Your brave, wonderful, beautiful child has spoken the words out loud that somewhere in the back of your mind you already suspected. This moment of honesty is the beginning of a journey that can be challenging for both you and your child.

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It’s in my genes and in my tribe. Maybe it’s because, as a pastor of students, I’ve seen and heard the horror stories of gay Christian kids, from both inside and outside of the closet, trying to be part of the Church. Accept your emotions. The truth is you can’t control what your gut reaction is to the news and how wildly your emotions may react afterward.

In his book Straight Parents, Gay Children. If Your Kid Is Sexually Active, Try Not to Freak Out About It. Don’t assume that a teen who is questioning and sexually active is automatically having sex with a lot of people or is taking sexual risks in the process.

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