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Helping Your Daughter Cope With Being Lesbian In Sports

by WoV
source: momsteam.com

Today's tweens and teens are different. This may come as no surprise to you if you are a parent of one. What you might find surprising, however, is how much they know about some aspects of who they are at an early age, even while they struggle to figure out who they are as a whole person.



One thing on which they might be very clear early on is their sexuality.

A 1988 article in the Journal of Adolescent Health Care1 suggests that there are four developmental stages of homosexuality: sensitization, identity confusion, identity assumption, and commitment. A tween or teen may not only know they’re different from their peers in some way, but some of them may know the exact way they’re different: they may actually be able to tell you they know they’re lesbian.

Would you accept gay or lesbian as your teammate?

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