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Show Notes

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Episode 1 - Welcome to Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen

This inaugural episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen lays out the structure of the show: who the show is for, what the show is about, and a little bit about me and why I'm talking about this subject.

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Episode 10 - LGBTQ Mental Health

In this episode of Just Breathe, I discuss mental health specific to our LGBTQ kids starting with some tough questions:

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Episode 11 - Interview with Susan Cottrell

In this episode, I share an insightful interview with Susan Cottrell, founder of Freedhearts.org, mother of 5 (2 of whom are queer), advocate, and beautiful human being. Susan shares stories with authenticity and depth of knowledge that makes you want to learn more!

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Episode 12 - Faith Questions Answered - Part 2

This episode is the conclusion of my interview with Susan Cottrell, founder of Freedhearts.org. More incredible information is waiting for you!

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Episode 2 - Coming Out - It's a Process

This second episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen takes a look at the Cass Identity Model for Coming Out.

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Episode 3 - Embracing the Messiness of it All

In this episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen, I begin with reading an updated article I wrote that summarizes the past three years of my family's journey.

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Episode 4 - Parents, You get a Process, too!

In this episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen, I explain the six stages of the parents' process, weaving stories throughout each stage. The stages are:

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Episode 5 - Tips for Surviving Crises Suring the Holidays

In this episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen, I talk about this struggle of dealing with any kind of crisis or situation during a time of year that is already filled with lots of extras - of both stress and joy!

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Episode 6 - Finding a Support System that Works!

In this episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen I talk about the importance of support – the natural next step after talking about the coming out process for you.

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Episode 7 - Hey Parents, This is What Your Teen Wants You to Know!

This episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen is really fun! Connor and I share a list of topics that teens want their parents to know.

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Episode 8 - Self-Care - The Ultimate Plan

In this episode, I discuss the importance of self-care.

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Episode 9 - Interview with Jay Reid

In this episode, I share a powerful interview with Jay Reid, a successful businessman, author, and devoted husband and father who lost his youngest child to suicide in March of 2018.