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Pre-Teen Coming out

I am a mother of two pre-teen girls. My 9 year old has known she was 6 she is gay. She has had crushes on girls and refers to her feelings as “butterflies in her stomach.” I am a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community so embracing her sexuality was definitely positive.

My question is, seeing how she is so young, does anyone have advice on how to keep her confidence high and the naysayers reactions not effect her state of mind?

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    • mandalee
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      I am a mother of two pre-teen girls. My 9 year old has known she was 6 she is gay. She has had crushes on girls and refers to her feelings as “butterflies in her stomach.” I am a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community so embracing her sexuality was definitely positive.

      My question is, seeing how she is so young, does anyone have advice on how to keep her confidence high and the naysayers reactions not effect her state of mind?


    • Pann
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      Hi,
      I know this was posted a while ago. But I understand your concerns. How is it going now? My pre teen also came out and I want to support them and am not sure what I am doing right or what I am doing wrong.

      I fear that they have shared a lot of themselves with their classmates and that has possibly created challenges with the parents. I am truly struggling with making sure that they know how much I love them.

      I would like to figure out events that may be happening in our city, but even with Pride I’m having trouble finding family friendly events.

      I hope your experience is improving or that you have found ways to support your child. We are already a divorced family and they came out to me first and I’m so grateful it is just so important, I want to make sure that I am their best advocate always.

      Thank you for listening and I wish you the best,
      Pann

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