Support Groups for Parents of Differently-Sexualized Children
A paper discussing the appropriate development of a support group for parents of differently-sexualized children and teens.
# 88534 | 1,800 words | 5 sources | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Gender and Sexuality (Homosexuality) , Gender and Sexuality (Transgender)
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This paper identifies the requirements necessary within starting a psychotherapy group for parents of children and adolescents who have come out to their parents as differently-sexualized (e.g.: homosexual, bisexual, or transgendered). The stages of group work are described, as well as several potential problems that can occur during the group work process.
From the Paper:"Parents frequently experience difficulty in acclimating themselves to the preferences of their children and adolescents. Often, the drive for an offspring to differentiate himself or herself from their parents can result in a shift in behavioral preferences that non-traditional for the parent or parents. Parents and their children tend to find a common ground for such issues that helps them resolve potential problems. However, sexual identity for differently-sexualized (e.g.: homosexual, bisexual, or transgendered) children and adolescents is typically more difficult for the parent to accept than are preferences towards popular culture, dating habits, or even substance abuse. Sexual identity is not a phase and the offspring will not simply outgrow it in time; parents who discover that their children are differently-sexualized not only have to change their perceptions of..."
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