Supporting LGBTQ+ Teens

Parents, activate the force field! What do we mean by this? Teens thrive when they know their parents love and accept them exactly as they are. That love is the protective force that allows teens to navigate life’s ups and downs. And that’s true whether your teen is gay or straight and regardless of their pronouns. Sadly, too many LGBTQIA+ teens endure challenges when they come out, making that protective, unconditional love force field from parents doubly important. So love your teen—exactly as they are.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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