Dear Therapist: Do I Have To Have ‘the Talk’ Once Again With My Child?

Dear Therapist: Do I Have To Have ‘the Talk’ Once Again With My Child?

She just said she’s gay. I’ve already talked to her about intercourse with boys—how do We communicate with her about girls?

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Dear Therapist,

As being a moms and dad, we securely genuinely believe that it really is my responsibility to get ready my young ones to stay positive, healthier, and productive individuals both on earth as well as in individual relationships.

When my daughter that is 12-year-old announced she’s homosexual, my head began rotating. Don’t get me wrong—I haven’t any nagging issue with her intimate orientation. But i will be totally lost in terms of just how to prepare her for future relationships.

We’ve had “the talk” about heterosexual sex, therefore should“the talk is had by me” about lesbian intercourse? I’m also not sure how to deal with sleepovers. Do we let her girlfriends invest the evening when there’s prospect of sexual intercourse? Continue reading “Dear Therapist: Do I Have To Have ‘the Talk’ Once Again With My Child?”