Question: What should I say if my teen tells me he/she is gay, lesbian or bisexual?
Answer: Start with “I love you” then go to “Thank you for trusting me enough to tell me.” Body language is important too. Start with a huge hug and hold on tight. Kisses are appropriate too. In all seriousness, if you can do this when your teen tells you about his/her alternative sexuality, your relationship with your child will remain strong while you both deal with this issue.
Other supportive things you can say:
- "I'm going to need your help to understand all of this, but you are my child and nothing can stop my love for you."
- "I'm going to need time to accept this, but you are my child and nothing can stop my love for you."