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Coming out can be fraught with difficulty for both parents and child — but Wesley C. Davidson, a popular blogger on gay rights issues, and Dr. Jonathan Tobkes, a New York City-based psychiatrist, provide a road map so families can better navigate this rocky emotional terrain.
Emphasizing communication, understanding, and unconditional love, Davidson and Tobkes help parents untangle their own feelings, identify and overcome barriers to acceptance, encourage strong self-esteem in their child, handle negative or hostile reactions to their child’s sexual identity, and more. Straight parents and LGBT teens and adults under 40 share their stories and experiences, which can help parents relate to what their children are going through. Also featuring a resource list for straight families and LGBT people, this is a positive, progressive guide to raising healthy, well-adjusted adults.
Authors: Wesley C. Davidson, Jonathan L. Tobkes MD
Paperback, 220 Pages, Published June 2016.