Your kid just came out, now what do you do? It’s normal to be filled with emotions when your child, grandchild, or young person in your life comes out to you. You might feel shocked, confused, angry, excited, overwhelmed, unprepared, afraid for their safety, etc… any or all of those feelings are valid and natural. It’s going to be ok. You’ve come to the right place.
This is a brief introduction to a series of resources coming in the new year for parents and guardians of kids/youth who are exploring sexuality and gender identity. When someone we love comes out to us, it’s also an invitation for us to “come in” to a deeper relationship with them. It takes a great deal of courage to be honest and authentic with authority figures, and we’re proud of you for being the kind of adult that landed here. We encourage you to commit yourself, starting now, to walking this path in love. No matter how you initially reacted, and regardless of what thoughts or feelings may arise along the journey, you can choose a posture of openness, listening, and compassion. We believe in you, and we’re here to support you.
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