Dear Therapist: Do I Have To Have ‘the Talk’ Once More With My Child?

Dear Therapist: Do I Have To Have ‘the Talk’ Once More With My Child?

She simply said she’s gay. I’ve already talked to her about intercourse with boys—how do We speak to her about girls?

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Dear Therapist,

As being a moms and dad , we firmly think that it’s my responsibility to get ready my young ones to maintain positivity, healthier, and people that are productive in the field as well as in individual relationships.

Then when my 12-year-old child announced that this woman is homosexual, my head began rotating. Don’t get me wrong—I do not have issue along with her intimate orientation. But i will be entirely lost regarding just how to prepare her for future relationships.

We’ve had “the talk” about heterosexual sexual intercourse, therefore should“the talk is had by me” about lesbian intercourse? I’m additionally uncertain how to deal with sleepovers. Do we let her girlfriends invest the evening whenever there’s possibility of sexual intercourse?

Please assist me personally with this particular paradigm change.

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