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Tips for Fielding Gender Identity Questions From Your Family

Is your child beginning to ask questions about sexuality?

This can be a challenging time for a parent. After all, the culture is quickly making progress in accepting people of every possible sexual orientation, but that doesn’t parent/child conversations any easier.

This is especially true when it comes to gender identity questions. How do you provide your child with the answers they need about how they identify and how they fit into the world? This article can help.

Here we take a look at how to handle questions about sexuality and gender fluid pronouns so that both you and your child can be as informed as possible. Keep reading to learn more.

Keep the Conversation Positive

Let’s start by discussing the importance of framing the conversation in the most positive light possible. Learning about gender identities and various non-binary pronouns is a chance to learn something about people around you.

Keep in mind that kids love to ask questions. This is normal, so encourage them to be open and honest about things they don’t understand. This will create the perfect opportunity to address topics that they might be afraid to talk about with their friends.

Talk About Microaggressions

It’s also incredibly important to talk to your family about microaggressions. 

This topic is becoming more important. After all, every single day more and more non-binary people are becoming brave enough to be honest with themselves, their families, and their friends about who they are.

Explain to your children that microaggressions might not sound like a big deal, and yet certain words and behaviors can be painful to members of the LGBQT+ community.

Celebrate Diversity

Talk about how our differences are what make the world such a great place to live. The more you help your kids understand about the gender fluid people in their lives, the easier it will be to accept one another and celebrate your differences rather than them as a weapon of division.

Here’s a great resource where you can learn more about the question, what’s gender fluid?

Discuss Non-Binary Pronouns

Non-binary pronouns are easy to learn and understand. The key is to take the time to fully embrace them, learn the specific pronouns used by the people in your life, and respect them enough to always use their pronouns properly.

A Guide to Dealing With Gender Identity Questions

As a parent, you want to give your children the guidance and information they need to grow into informed and happy adults. That’s why it’s so important to understand how to discuss gender identity questions without creating any more confusion or embarrassment than necessary.

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