Parents are frequently desperate and unsure of what to do?
Because there is no expectation that a child will be of a different sexual orientation than you. Not to mention the discrimination and pain that homosexuals continue to face today. It is up to parents to be sensitive enough to determine whether or not it is appropriate to bring up the subject.
Before bringing up the subject, it is necessary for the people to be sensitive enough to determine whether or not the time has come to speak about it....
Thinking that your son or daughter has a homosexual bent simply because he isn't aggressive or effeminate enough is a prejudiced notion that, in most cases, isn't true.
Parents should understand that the decision to be heterosexual or homosexual is not made consciously
But rather is part of the development of sexuality and personality. How to start the topic: Because this is a delicate subject, it must be treated with the respect it deserves.
If in doubt, show that you are open to conversation, but wait for the initiative to come from the young or the young... When a son or daughter seeks out their parents, the following issues must be addressed.
The very certainty of homosexuality in adolescence must be questioned, as it is very common for children at this age to engage in sexual experiments with people of the same sex out of curiosity or to realize their own fantasies.
Teens Naturalness should prevail in order to prevent prejudice and discrimination from spreading within the home. Find out and recommend a book that discusses the subject.
As a result, the son or daughter will be able to resolve their doubts and confront their sexual orientation without as many fears and anxieties.
Seek help if the teenager's denials are contradictory. Seek the assistance of a psychologist if the teenager's denial is contradictory. Condemn, blame (your children or yourself), or regard sexual orientation as alien.
However, when we talk about childhood, we know that the child has the opportunity to question, investigate, and ask, and given that living with same-sex couples is more common (whether on the street, in the family, at school, on television, the internet, or anywhere else), there is no point in trying to avoid the subject, because the child will contact him at any time.
As a result, it is critical to discuss the subject with the children, but with some caution
1. Be considerate of the child's time. There is no set age at which the subject should be broached. In general, the child is expected to bring a question, which we then explain. Always respond directly and clearly to the question. It is not necessary to anticipate information while respecting childhood innocence and appropriate language use appropriate for the age group.
2. Always speak the truth and do not avoid the subject. Children will be able to easily verify whether or not what their parents say is true, and by lying, we create another problem: the child loses trust in the parents and will seek information from other sources. The family is the child's primary source of values, beliefs, and more; it is the family that is primarily responsible for the child's education. As a result, it must accept the responsibility of transmitting information on the subject in a transparent and natural manner.
3. Avoid prejudice. Humans are not born with prejudices or hatred for others. This is learned behavior, whether through observation or guidance. As a result, when approaching this subject, it is critical to focus on the similarities rather than the differences.
Many adults believe that discussing homosexuality with children promotes homosexuality.
Talking about sexuality helps children understand the world around them.
Help them understand that homosexuality, like heterosexuality, is a type of love.
All emotional architecture is formed in early childhood, so don't pass up the chance to help children develop character and values. Children are clearly influenced by a variety of environments and people, not just their parents/caregivers. As a result, whenever possible, learn about the school's attitude towards the topic, encourage dialogue about the topic in the school environment, and get to know the child's circle of friends.
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