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.
You don’t have to do this alone.
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?
You don’t have to worry. You’re in the right place.
Together, we can take away the overwhelm, ditch the fears and worries, improve your understanding, increase your confidence and
reconnect you to your child.
To find out more, keep reading, or click the button below to arrange a free call.
A message from a young gender diverse adult to their parent
“I am really thankful for the work that you and dad have done over the last few months to understand and accept me, and the fact that we can keep having a relationship. I love you too!”
This could be your child, in the near future.
From overwhelm to connection.
Breaking down the barriers to understanding your LGBT+ child’s experience.
Creating safety and inclusivity for all.
“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’re feeling overwhelmed, confused, worried and/or frustrated
You’re struggling to reconcile your feelings for your child and your personal values and beliefs.
You have a fractured relationship with your LGBT+ child and want to repair it
Let me help you overcome your biggest challenges. Book a free call.
What you will receive:
- A trash can to dump 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 from worry
- A calmer, more peaceful household
- The confidence and ability to authentically, effectively and appropriately communicate with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues about your child.
Does this resonate with you? Get in contact today.
If you’re not sure what you need. No worries, let’s chat and see what would work best for you.
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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