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Does a child's age matter when coming out? Here's why you should never dismiss coming out as "just a phase".
Upload Date: Jun 28, 2021
"It's just a phase." That's the words that most LGBTQ children dread hearing. Why shouldn't you say it? What damages could it do? And what should you do instead?
you know, a lot of us will say, hey, this is just a phase. Let me try to really change the mindset of my child, but that's one of the most critical things not to do. So don't ignore it. Don't say that this is just a phase and it will pass. It's about understanding your child and letting the child know that they can be open with you, discuss their inner feelings with you and get the proper guidance so you can hand hold them through this journey. And coming out is really a journey. It's a journey that's lifelong journey about when you start feeling those different things, different feelings who you're attracted to, Who do you really think you are if you're sex, that's been labeled as male at the time of birth? But inner feelings reflect that you might be considering yourself to have female tendencies, who are you? And that can come at any age and for you to say, okay, well, oh, you're not 15 yet or you're not 18 yet. You can't really make that decision is incorrect for a parent.