Explaining Gay relationships

Gabriela - posted on 01/17/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter is almost 8 and I feel it's time to explain love and relationships (gay and straight) to her as she makes "ew", "gross" little comments when she sees it. My mother-in-law is gay but they have my daughter call her partner "aunt" which I don't think is appropriate. I've told my daughter before that anyone can fall in love with whoever they want but she still says that it's "weird" that boys like boys or girls like girls and I really don't want her to have that mentality. How can I properly teach her about the different types of relationships?


Sarah - posted on 01/17/2015




Just keep doing what you are doing. She might not be ready to truly understand that love comes in many different ways. Let her know she can ask you whatever questions she has about sex, love and relationships. She probably still thinks even heterosexual behavior is a little weird. Does she know that her grandmother is gay? What does she think about that relationship? I would not worry, nor would I rush a conversation until she initiates one.

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