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‘My daughter is confused about her sexual identity’ – Times of India

Posted: July 5, 2021 at 1:51 am

Query: My 14 -year-old teen daughter can relate to the LGBTQ community but I feel its still too early for her to be sure. How do I handle this situation? I dont want her to stop sharing with me.Response from Dr Rachna K Khanna: Hi, thanks for writing to us.A parents support is essential for a young person to thrive and blossom into a kind human being. They view themselves just as their parents do and that builds up their self-esteem and identity. It is important to know that a teen may or may not know their sexual orientation in their early adolescence, but knowing that they will have their parents and familys love and support no matter what their orientation is, has a very great impact on them.Even if you feel that it is too early for her to know about her orientation for sure, you need to support her and let her know that you will always be there for her. Too many LGBTQ youths endure challenges as they come out, making parents unconditional love and acceptance that much more important. Cherish the thought that your daughter felt comfortable enough to talk to you about a topic that is still a taboo in many cultures of the world. As she grows into a woman, she will be sure of what she wants of life and she will be sure of her orientation then. She will appreciate your support no matter what.It would be a good idea to seek help from a counsellor in order to help your daughter find her true identity and help her understand herself better.Dr. Rachna Khanna Singh is HOD - Holistic Medicine, Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, Relationship, Lifestyle & Stress Management Expert, Director - The Mind & Wellness Clinic, New DelhiIf you have a parenting query to share, send it to us at times.parenting@gmail.com

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'My daughter is confused about her sexual identity' - Times of India

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