Being an active participant in your child's sexual exploration doesn't change just because they've declared their same-sex orientation. In fact, it probably increases the need for you to become more educated as a parent. Even if you're battling your own individual values regarding your child's "coming out," they're still a living, breathing, maturing young individual who at the core needs, wants and desires a parent's loving guidance (even if they don't say it). No one ever said being a parent was going to be easy, unless all you ever planned on raising were Barbie and Ken dolls!
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Rick Clemons is a Certified Professional Coach who's been featured on The Ricki Lake Show, and is a highly sought after radio show guest, blogger, author and Sex Coach U Faculty Member who lovingly addresses the many facets of coming out for all who are touched by this journey. Rick also hosted his own radio show, The Coming Out Lounge, and has been an expert guest on numerous other radio shows, and in print on national blogs.
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