All God’s Children: Teaching Children About Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
A guide to open and caring conversations with young children about gender and sexual orientation.
Kevin Jennings, 2002 (format: Book)
Filled with real-life stories, scientific research and practical advice, Jennings stresses the importance of family acceptance for a child’s self-esteem and the need to create a safe haven at home for GLBTQ teens, who often feel depressed, isolated, and harassed by peers and society at large.
Linda Goldman, 2007 (format: Book)
Describes the process of “coming in” to a welcoming and nurturing family, from both the teen’s and the parents’ perspective. Linda Goldman draws on her personal and professional experience as a school guidance counselor, child and adolescent therapist, parent, and a member of the national group PFLAG to build a common language and a new paradigm for understanding sexual orientation and gender identity as a part of mainstream culture.
A guide for protecting yourself from online bullying.
Bryce McDougall, 2007 (format: Book)
By parents who have a gay or lesbian child, this compilation of letters can help parents deal with feelings of confusion, embarrassment, guilt, or anger, while showing how ordinary families have found love, happiness, and normalcy again. Together these letters reaffirm the healing power of support and allow those with first-hand knowledge to outline the steps toward understanding and the importance of helping their children share the truth.
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) (format: Free Download)
Support from PFLAG – Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays – for the parents, answering questions such as “I thought I knew my child,” “Why is my child gay?” and “How to respond.”
Stephanie A. Brill, 2008 (format: Book)
Brill explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college.
Mark Johnston, 2019 (format: free-download)
This short guide by Mark Johnston for parents whose children have recently come out to them as lesbian or gay assists parents navigating the emotions, frustrations, and need for information that arise at this important moment in a family’s life and prepares a parent for maintaining a loving and supportive relationship.