my kid came out as gay today, what do i do?

  • Sara
    May 15, 2017

    Tell him/her you love them unconditionally and support them no matter what <3

  • Jessi
    May 15, 2017

    Show your support and try to keep communication lines as open as possible. He/She was very brave to express that, so you want to meet that info with love and understanding.

  • Cassy
    May 15, 2017

    Listen to what they say, accept what they say, and don't tell them any of their feelings are invalid. Kids can be so sensitive and moldeable, so it's important that you honor the person who they truly are so they can build upon that as they grow into themselves.

  • Meri
    May 15, 2017

    My first thought was "nothing", since - as long as she or he is fine with it - he or she just wants you to know. Gays need not to be treated differently. I don't know anything about you or your family, so I don't know as how normal you see homosexuals. If you're uncertain you can ask your kid what this means to them and if they would need special support.

  • Omar
    May 15, 2017

    If my kid told me that, I'd hug them. Tell them that they are brave for sharing that with me. Then tell them to take out the trash and finish washing the dishes. He has school tomorrow and those chores won't finish themselves.

  • Teddy
    May 15, 2017

    Continue to love then and be their father. They are the same person they were yesterday. Maybe recognize/appreciate that they felt comfortable with and respected you enough to share that with you.

  • Brittany Bourbonais
    May 16, 2017

    Support them, and don't treat them any different than you had the day before!

  • Cassie
    May 16, 2017

    Treat them the same way you have every other day. Nothing has changed. They're still your kid. The only thing that's different is the gender of who they'll bring home to meet you. But that really shouldn't matter either way.

  • India
    May 17, 2017

    Love them the same you always have. Well done :)

  • Kelsey
    May 18, 2017

    You should do absolutely nothing treat him / her the same they aren't any different than who they were before.

  • Bella
    Nov 12, 2017

    You love them no matter what. Their sexuality should not change the way you look at them!

  • Lisa
    May 09, 2018

    Just be thankful he's alive and love him.

  • Debra
    Jan 14

    Pray for your family, LOVE YOUR CHILD!!!!!!