Dear OTM,

My nephew just came out as being gay. I have young children , should I shield then from their cousin. I just would don’t like to expose them to something like this .

Dear Mindy,

No Mindy, you should not “shield” them, you should however act like it is normal, because it is.
Mindy, your children are going to be “exposed” to gay people for the rest of their lives. Wouldn’t it be better if you were the person they came to IF they have any questions?
I don’t have any idea of the age of your children so I can’t advice you any further. However what I will say is as parents we should be there to answer all questions about life. I do suggest that if you run into too many questions you are not sure of how to answer, look on the internet for information on ways to speak to your children when they have questions about same sex relationships. I’m sure you will find some very helpful articles and books written by credible professionals as well as doctors.

Good Luck and Huge Muther Hugs,

One Tough Muther

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