Are you struggling with the news that your child is lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender or gender diverse (LGBT+)? Did they tell you recently, or perhaps they told you a while ago and your relationship with them has been suffering since?
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, lost and uncertain about what this means for your child and your family, how to communicate with them, or you’re nervous about saying the wrong thing. Let me reassure you that you are not alone. Whilst this can be a difficult time for your child, I know it can also be a difficult time for you. And if you are both struggling this can impact your communication with each other, resulting in a breakdown in your relationship.
You may be experiencing a myriad of emotions. Your head could be spinning with an array of thoughts. And your personal values and beliefs may be challenged with this news.
Some emotions you may be experiencing:
- Denial/ disbelief
You may also be worrying
- What your friends, family, colleagues or neighbours will think?
- What you did wrong?
- Your child’s future, health, employment and relationships
- Not having grandchildren?
- Who you can talk to?
- How to talk with your child?
Or are you asking
- Is it just a phase?
- Is it a choice?
- How can I protect my child?
- Will we ever speak to each other again?
- Will our relationship ever go back to normal?
- Will they could change their mind?
- How did we get to this point?
If any of this sounds familiar to you, please don’t worry. You are in the right place to be. Together, we can take away the overwhelm and reconnect you to your child.
Below are options to work with me.
“Thank you for your time today Tracy! At first I was nervous about our session, unsure of what to expect. After only a few minutes, I was happy we were able to connect. The session was not only encouraging but exactly what I needed. As a mom of a LGBQT+ member this is all new and uncharted territory for me. I really needed to talk to someone with your experience and knowledge to encourage me as we embark on this journey. I really appreciate it.” (L.L)
Indigo Journey’s parent programs provide a safe space for you to explore your feelings and thoughts about your child’s sexuality or
gender identity. You will receive the support you need to gain a better understanding of your child’s experience and your own.
If you are a parent of an LGBT+ child and you have questions or are struggling with the news, I’d love to sit with you and answer your
questions, provide you accurate information and bust those myths to reduce the worry.
I have over 12 years experience supporting LGBT+ young people and their families, with a focus on supporting families to build or
rebuild their connections with each other. I understand and embrace the idea that connection is one of the most crucial protective factors for all human beings. This is why I provide parent counselling, coaching and education programs to help build those connections.
I will support you on your journey to work through any confusion, difficult feelings or fears you may be experiencing, to arrive
comfortably back to the place of unconditional love that you have always had for your child.
If you’re struggling with your relationship with your LGBT+ child and you’ve decided that you are ready to repair and rebuild that relationship and reconnect with them, the Reconnecting Families Program will show you how. See below for more details.
Reconnecting Families Program
This is for you if:
You have a fractured relationship with your LGBT+ child
You are worried that they won’t speak with you again
You’re tired of the uncomfortable family gatherings
You’re tired of walking on egg shells
You’re struggling to reconcile your feelings for you child and your personal values and beliefs.
If you think this might be for you, click the button below.
Let’s make sure it is exactly what you need, before you buy.
What you will receive:
- A trash can for the overwhelm
- A clear understanding of why you’re feeling this way
- Insight into your child’s experience
- Effective communication strategies
- Increased confidence and understanding around language and terminology = no more walking on egg shells
- A beautiful connection with your child
- Say goodbye to those sleepless nights of worry
- A calmer, more peaceful household
- The confidence and ability to authentically, effectively and appropriately communicate with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.
How to work with me
Below are options for you to consider if you’d like to take away the overwhelm and change your relationship with your child.
Programs Available to You
Book yourself a call so we can explore which of these options would work for you best.
8 Online Modules
8 coaching/counselling sessions
Time required – 8 – 16 weeks
Investment – $2,997 USD
When Your child comes out
6 Online Modules
Time required – Self Paced
Investment – $297 USD
(Can add counselling or coaching package)
‘Fast Track’ coaching session
2 hour 1:1 session
Explore a major struggle and shift the blocks and mindset.
Time required – 2 hours
Investment – $497 USD
If any of what you’ve read resonates with you, get in contact today.
If you feel like you need something, but you’re not sure exactly what. No worries, let’s chat and see what would work for you best.
I want to make sure that you have access to exactly what you need at this time in your life, so click the button below and book a free 30 minute exploration call with me, so we can figure it out together.
“I needed to talk to someone outside my circle. In one hour with Tracy we were able to identify a few areas that I could focus my attention and work towards a more positive relationship with my child, not to mention my inner dialogue. I am grateful for the time I had with Tracy to give me the assurance and focus to keep feeling and expressing myself authentically.” (K.B)
5 ways to reconnect with your LGBT+ child
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