How to Support our LGBT+ Teens

We now have research through the Family Acceptance Project that lets us know that teens who are rejected by family members due to their sexual orientation or gender identities are at a much higher rate of suicidal risk than their peers. It is imperative that we gather good information and resources to help us as parents when facing the often difficult task of knowing how to respond to a child who is coming out as LGBT+. Here are a few ideas: Offering support and normalization is the #1 thing parents can do for coming out teens. A simple "regardless of what you are experiencing, I/we love you" and "you're not the only one struggling with these types of issues" can be two very affirming statem

Solving Your Solvable Relational Problems

John Gottman and his colleagues began studying marriage in 1972. Their research revealed that many of the standard beliefs and interventions in marital therapy were ineffective. What they learned instead was that successful marriages had a quality they labeled “emotional intelligence,” or the ability to allow positive thoughts and feelings to override negative ones. Additionally, they noted that successful marriages are based on deep friendship, mutual respect, enjoyment of each others’ company, repair attempts that prevent negativity from escalating out of control; and a sense of purpose and support of one another’s dreams. Gottman observed seven specific behaviors that seem to be predictiv

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