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Show Notes

Episode 1

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. It briefly touches on Connor's coming out story as well as a glance at some of his struggles, and our family's struggles over the past three years. I give an overview of topics to come and end with a cool tool to instantly help you feel calm!

 

These two blogs will give you a little more in depth information:

https://www.chrysalismama.com/post/message-of-hope

https://www.chrysalismama.com/post/fly-my-beautiful-bird

 

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Please join me on this journey to transform the LGBTQ conversation. You are not alone!

 

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Episode 2

This second episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen takes a look at the Cass Identity Model for Coming Out. I talk about each of the developmental stages and share personal stories, give examples of what to expect and how to best support your child through the process. The stages are as follows:

 

* Identity Confusion

* Identity Comparison

* Identity Tolerance

* Identity Acceptance

* Identity Pride

* Identity Synthesis

 

Here are links to articles and resources I mentioned in the show:

 

Article - Read This Before Coming Out to Your Parents

 

Notes on the Cass Identity Model

 

Cass Identity Model

 

Empty Closets

 

Book: This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids

 

The Stages of Coming Out - Strong Family Alliance

 

Information for Parents of LGBTQ Kids

 

PFLAG (community support)

 

Gay Straight Alliance (community support)

 

PRIDE (community support)

 

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Episode 3

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. I break down why it is messy for our teens and why it is messy for us, validating the plethora of emotions and situations you, your family and your teen may experience along the way. I share stories, examples, and facts to gently encourage you to embrace the messiness of it all!

 

Here is a link to the updated article I read on the show:

 

Journey Summary

 

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