Out: A Parent's Guide to Supporting Your Lgbtqia+ Kid Through Coming Out and Beyond (Paperback)

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SHORTLISTED FOR 2024 LGBTQ NON-FICTION LAMMY AWARD

The coming out process for LGBTQIA+ adolescents can be a terrifying moment, not only for themselves, but also for their family and friends. When intense emotions are running the gamut of concern, shock, joy or even anger and acceptance, it can be tricky to process how you feel while giving your child the support they need.

Offering essential guidance and advice, this book is here to help you with chapters that explore LGBTQIA+ terminology, understanding the coming out process, effective communication strategies, talking to your LGBTQIA+ kid about sex, the parents' process of acceptance, and the family coming out process. Importantly, this guide also covers a wide range of lesser-known orientations such as pansexuality and asexuality as well as dedicated chapters on trans youth and the often overlooked grieving process for parents with stories of lived experience throughout.

With a unique three step strategy, you and your family can support your LGBTQIA+ child's newly shared identity, create a stronger family unit, and move towards a more open, affirming relationship based on honest communication and understanding.

About the Author


John Sovec is a licensed therapist, counselor and coach who specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ teens and their families during the coming out process. John has written for Huffington Post, Medium and Good Therapy and appeared on the Ricki Lake Show, OWN, Shahs of Sunset, Raising Whitley, BRAVO, Fox News, The Washington Post, and LA Talk Radio. He is the host of OutTalk and lives in Pasadena, California with his husband.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781839974243
ISBN-10: 1839974249
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: April 21st, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English