Gender and sexual orientation

Supporting our kids as these issues arise.

By TRACEY SHIPLEY
August 6, 2016 09:25
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With the latest Jerusalem Pride Parade behind us, it seems appropriate to bring up the issue of how we as parents deal with our kids regarding sexual orientation and gender- identity issues. As Judith Posner and I noted in our article about teen suicide, kids who consider themselves gay, gender-fluid, bisexual, asexual, third gender, genderqueer or transgender have the highest rate of suicide and suicide attempts among all teens and young adults.

My journey with kids who are dealing with these issues began quite recently.

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