this is a book for parents of gay kids

This Is A Book For Parents Of Gay Kids
Author: Dannielle Owens-Reid
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Pages: 240
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Written in an accessible Q&A format, here, finally, is the go-to resource for parents hoping to understand and communicate with their gay child. Through their LGBTQ-oriented site, the authors are uniquely experienced to answer parents' many questions and share insight and guidance on both emotional and practical topics. Filled with real-life experiences from gay kids and parents, this is the book gay kids want their parents to read.

How It Feels To Have A Gay Or Lesbian Parent
Author: Judith E. Snow
Publisher: Haworth Press
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 110
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In their own words, children of different ages talk about how and when they learned of their gay or lesbian parent's sexual orientation and the effect it has had on them.

Gay Children  Straight Parents
Author: Richard Cohen
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date: 2009-11
Pages: 339
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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HOPE AND HEALING FOR FAMILIES Out of his own experience and the experience of many of those he has served in his counseling practice, Richard Cohen sets out a step-by-step plan that offers a path toward renewed family relationships grounded in love, faith and mutual respect.

Uncommon Love
Author: Mary Comm
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2018-08-07
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Uncommon Love is a landmark Bible study and the first of its kind. In a culture where gay rights, gay marriage, and a surplus of gender issues have recently exploded in the media, more and more kids are coming out—and many of these are from Christian homes with Christian parents who don’t know what to do, how to respond, where to draw boundaries or if they even should. Scripture, which is the foundational basis for how to live the Christian life, has even been brought into question, further confusing the hearts and minds of Christian parents. Mary Comm presents a comprehensive navigational map for Christian parents whose kids (whether minor or adult) have Same-Sex Attraction or are living the LGB lifestyle. The primary purpose of Uncommon Love is to help parents maintain a loving, mutually respectful relationship with their LGB children and shows parents how to offer compassionate understanding and unconditional love without compromising their own identity, faith, and values.

Gay Parents Straight Schools
Author: Virginia Casper
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release Date: 1999-06-04
Pages: 213
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Gay Parents/Straight Schools openly addresses the specific educational realities and needs of lesbian- and gay-headed families. It explores why gayness is perceived as such a threat, especially to the education of young children, when it has such potential to enrich the worldviews of both children and adults. Based on research that includes perspectives from all those involved, this pioneering book delves into such issues as: communication between lesbian and gay parents and school staff; homophobia at school and at home; gender and gender role and the different understandings about role models; curriculum planning that invites lesbian and gay parents into the school environment; connecting children’s family experiences with school experiences. Featuring many direct quotes from children, teachers, administrators, and parents, this timely volume provides solid information, wise insights, and useful strategies to ensure the best education for all our children.

Always My Child
Author: Kevin Jennings
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Release Date: 2003-01-02
Pages: 323
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Offers advice and support for parents with adolescents dealing with sexual identity, personal confusion, bigotry, tension, and other challenges of being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.

Unconditional
Author: Telaina Eriksen
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Pages: 244
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Parents of LGBT Children. Looking for LGBTQ books that offer guidance on providing loving support to your LGBT child? Parents of LGBT children guide: Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child" provides parents of a LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning) child with a framework for helping their LGBTQ child navigate through a world that isn’t always welcoming. Author Telaina Eriksen, a professor at Michigan State University and the mother of a gay daughter, explains what she and her husband have learned through experience, including how to: • deal with gay children coming out • confront bullying of gay children • become an advocate for gay children • and, build a support system in a gay family Gender and sexuality ─ Eriksen also covers the science on gender and sexuality and how to help a transgender child through the various stages of development. Throughout the book parents and kids who have been there, share their stories. She also directs gay family parents to various resources online to help them. LGBTQ parents will learn... • How to help their child navigate locker rooms, sleepovers, proms, etc. • When to involve the police or school administration when it comes to bullying • How to advocate for local, state and national policies that protect your child • Ways to educate well-meaning, but misguided extended family members • How to help start a Gay-Straight Alliance at your child’s school • Strategies for keeping your child talking after he or she comes out • Signs of unhealthy relationships • When to consider therapy for your child and/or your family • How to find an LGBTQ-friendly community (including inclusive churches)

A Mother Looks At The Gay Child
Author: Jesse Davis
Publisher:
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Pages: 160
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Ten percent of the population is homosexual. These people are not just numbers on a graph. They come into this world as infants, born to everyday mums and dads. They go to school, play, grow up just like everybody else. But when they get to young adulthood they are in a no-man's land. No help, no understanding, no acceptance. Here is a book that gives hope to these lonely, perplexed kids -- and their parents.

Whose Child Cries
Author: Joe Gantz
Publisher: Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. : Jalmar Press
Release Date: 1983
Pages: 245
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Looks at five families headed by gay adults and shares the experiences, feelings, and opinions of the children growing up in homosexual homes

Gay Parenting
Author: Joy A. Schulenburg
Publisher: Doubleday
Release Date: 1985
Pages: 177
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Addresses the unique problems faced by gay parents, such as how and when to tell your kids you are gay, how to help them overcome prejudice, and how to prepare for custody battles

The Ultimate Guide For Gay Dads
Author: Eric Rosswood
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Pages: 248
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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If you are thinking of becoming a gay dad ─ or if you are already a gay dad ─ this book is for you! Are you ready to have kids? More and more gay men are turning to adoption and surrogacy to start their own families. An estimated two million American LBGTQ people would like to adopt and an estimated 65,000 adopted children are living with a gay parent. In 2016, The Chicago Tribune reported that 10 to 20 percent of donor eggs went to gay men expanding their families via surrogacy, and in many places the numbers were up 50 percent from the previous five years. Gay parenting: Having a kid is like coming out all over again, on a daily basis, especial if you have an infant. Was coming out stressful for you? It’s about to get more intense and you will have a child watching your every move and listening to your every word. If you stutter or pause, they may pick up on your discomfort and could start to feel like something is wrong about their family unit. The Ultimate Guide For Gay Dads is jam packed with parenting tips and advice to help you build confidence and become the awesome gay dad you were meant to be! How Is This Parenting Guide Different From Others? Unlike other parenting books that have whole chapters focusing on things specifically related to mothers (such as how to get the perfect latch when breastfeeding), this parenting book replaces those sections with things relevant to gay dads. It covers topics like how to find LGBT friendly pediatricians, how to find LGBT friendly schools, how to childproof your home with style, how to answer awkward and prying questions about your family from strangers, examples for what two-dad families can do on Mother’s Day, and much more. The book also includes parenting tips and advice from pediatricians, school educators, lawyers, and other same-sex parents. Top LGBT parenting expert: Bestselling author Eric Rosswood covers every aspect of fatherhood for gay men in this essential guide to growing your family in the post-DOMA era. He is a major influencer on social media with over 100,000 followers on Twitter alone, as well as thousands on other platforms. Exploring LGBTQ issues: Rosswood is an in-demand authority and commentator on LGBTQ issues, including civil rights, parenting, marriage and politics. The author has been featured in major media including The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, CBS News, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Yahoo! News, AOL News, NY Daily News, IB Times, and regional LGBTQ press.

Gay Fatherhood
Author: Ellen Lewin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Pages: 232
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Ellen Lewin sets out to debunk the commonly held view that good gay fatherhood is a rarity, showing how stereotypes have been allowed to obscure the successful efforts of a growing number of gay men to rear well-adjusted children.

Lesbians Raising Sons
Author: Jess Wells
Publisher: Alyson Publications
Release Date: 1997
Pages: 220
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A powerful collection of writings on the subject of lesbian motherhood and raising sons with contributions from Audre Lorde, Dorothy Allison, Jennifer Levin, Robin Morgan, and many others.

LGBTQ Families
Author: Eva Apelqvist
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release Date: 2013-08-28
Pages: 208
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book focuses on the difficulties young people face as members of households in which one or more members are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. It offers encouragement, insights, and resources to help them cope with and embrace the uniqueness of their family life. Teens and adults from LGBTQ families—and teens who identify as LGBTQ themselves—tell their personal stories and share strategies they use to deal with a sometimes unaccepting society. Topics discussed include politics, religion, media, and bullying.

We Are Family
Author: Turan Ali
Publisher: Burns & Oates
Release Date: 1996
Pages: 166
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Through interviews with gay and lesbian parents from a wide range of circumstances We Are Family paints a detailed, emotional and enlightening picture. It shows that 'queers' usually make excellent parents and provide a balanced and successful environment for raising children.

Gay Fathers
Author: Robert L. Barret
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Release Date: 1990
Pages: 196
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Rainbow Family Collections  Selecting And Using Children S Books With Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  Transgender  And Queer Content
Author: Jamie Campbell Naidoo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2012-04-13
Pages: 260
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

As one of the only highly praised resources on this important topic, this thoughtfully compiled book examines and suggests picture books and chapter books presenting LGBTQ content to children under the age of 12. • A foreword by K.T. Horning of the Cooperative Children's Book Center • An extensive bibliography of picture books, easy chapter books, nonfiction books and nonprint materials with LGBTQ content for children ages 12 and under • An index of key terms for each title provides easy access to titles representing a specific aspect of LGBTQ culture

Gay Dads
Author: Abbie E. Goldberg
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2012-07-23
Pages: 251
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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When gay couples become parents, they face a host of questions and issues that their straight counterparts may never have to consider. How important is it for each partner to have a biological tie to their child? How will they become parents: will they pursue surrogacy, or will they adopt? Will both partners legally be able to adopt their child? Will they have to hide their relationship to speed up the adoption process? Will one partner be the primary breadwinner? And how will their lives change, now that the presence of a child has made their relationship visible to the rest of the world? In Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood, Abbie E. Goldberg examines the ways in which gay fathers approach and negotiate parenthood when they adopt. Drawing on empirical data from her in-depth interviews with 70 gay men, Goldberg analyzes how gay dads interact with competing ideals of fatherhood and masculinity, alternately pioneering and accommodating heteronormative “parenthood culture.” The first study of gay men's transitions to fatherhood, this work will appeal to a wide range of readers, from those in the social sciences to social work to legal studies, as well as to gay-adoptive parent families themselves.

Love Makes A Family
Author: Peggy Gillespie
Publisher:
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 260
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Profiles families headed by gay, lesbian, transsexual, and bi-sexual parents, revealing the painful and positive experiences of creating a modern definition of family.

Who S Your Daddy
Author: Rachel Epstein
Publisher: Women's Press
Release Date: 2009
Pages: 376
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

This ground-breaking collection of writing brings vital and refreshing insights into current discussions about queer parenting. The essays blend narrative and academic voices from Canada, the United States, England and Australia. The contributors are parents, prospective parents, writers, academics, lawyers, activists, health care professionals and -- most significantly -- queer spawn, the children of LGBTQ parents. The themes represented in these 40 essays include butches raising sons; queer youth as parents; trans experience in fertility clinics; legal and historical reflections; bisexuality and adoption; race relations in the family; heteronormativity in queer family kids' books; class issues within families; dealing with infertility; polyamory and parenting; discussions with sperm donors, single moms, gay dads; developments in reproductive technologies; rural and urban experience; and reflections on the meanings of biology and of "queer" parenting.