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A Parent's Guide to Supporting Your LGBTQIA+ Kid Through Coming Out and Beyond
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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.
  • Published: Apr 21 2023
  • Pages: 192
  • 214 x 136mm
  • ISBN: 9781839974243
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Press Reviews

  • Liz Vaccariello, Editor in Chief, Parents, Real Simple & People magazine

    I can't think of more important subject to tackle with candor, simplicity and grace. This book should be on every parent's nightstand.
  • Nick Grant, PhD, ABPP, President, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality

    The book's conversational style truly translates complex themes into easily digestible topics that are sure to amplify support for all LGBTQIA+ kids! A must read for supporting today's LGBTQIA+ youth.
  • Tina Payne Bryson, LCSW, PhD, New York Times Bestselling co-author of The Whole-Brain Child & No-Drama Discipline, Founder of The Center for Connection

    Informative, practical, and authentic. What a gift this book is to so many parents, kids, families. Sovec gives parents, wherever they are, the experience of being safe, seen, and soothed, gently helping them move toward being the parent their LGBTQ+ kid needs them to be.
  • Kristin Johansen, actress, activist, mom to trans teen actor Isaiah Stannard

    Out is a comprehensive guide for parents who want to be there for their LGBTQIA+ kid's journey in the most supportive way possible. If you have questions, fears, or concerns, this book is an incredible resource to educate yourself, so you can respond to your child with love.
  • Dr Laura Erickson-Schroth, Editor of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, Chief Medical Officer at The Jed Foundation

    The best thing about this book is that you don't have to know anything before you pick it up - all you need to do is start on page one. It's not technical, it's deeply personal, in a way that can only come from years of working with LGBTQ youth and their families.
  • Dr. Dustin Nowaskie, Founder & President OutCare Health

    A powerful, intelligent, and empathetic book that guides parents and professionals in supporting LGBTQIA+ kids through the coming out process. Out, addresses many of the fears and anxieties parents of LGBTQIA+ children face in a kind and compassionate manner.
  • Stacy London, TV personality, CEO State of Menopause

    When you find yourself not knowing where to turn, Out, is like sitting down with a trusted friend. This is the go to resource for any parent supporting their LGBTQIA+ kid through the coming out process.