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One thing that’s very important to know is that experts recommend against pursuing any type of therapy aimed at changing your child’s sexual orientation (often called “reparative” or “conversion” therapy).
The American Psychological Association (and many other professional groups) has taken an official stance against reparative therapy, stating that it is ineffective and may be unsafe, and it is illegal for minors in some states.
Even if she had, the few books available may have made her mother feel worse, not better.
Dozens of books are published each year on raising children and teens, but the literature landscape for parents of gay kids is virtually unchanged.Talking about Sex and Dating with your LGBT Teen Finally, don’t forget to keep communication open about sex and dating. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Multiple studies show that teens want and need their parents to discuss these topics with them, and LGBT teens are no exception. A handful of books, mostly updates of editions written in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, relate stories of parents struggling to come to terms with their children's sexuality.Popular culture has undergone a revolution in attitudes toward LGBT people in the past five or so years.