U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-22-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
1,299 posts, read 1,186,779 times
Reputation: 1366

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wild Colonial Girl View Post
poor kid.
That was what I thought about the OP with all that she went through. You might not agree with how I raised mine but with only a few exceptions she had a great childhood and is doing fine as an adult.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zimbochick View Post
Tell 1952 I said "Hi"!
HA! 1652 would be better for me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-22-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
10,524 posts, read 9,800,597 times
Reputation: 13747
I wouldn't say anything unless she told me. Let's say if I suspect that she's gay and she isn't?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Maine
2,270 posts, read 5,649,224 times
Reputation: 2530
Like others have said, I hope that by my actions supporting gay rights my children will know that I will accept them however they are. DD is 12 and gets a little freaked by me supporting marriage equality (we get to vote in November on this here -- wish us luck!), but I make she knows why I support it.

If I suspected that my child was gay, I honestly do not know if I would approach them about it. Probably not, unless I see them struggling, then I'd still try to let them them tell me on their own terms.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2012, 07:20 PM
 
795 posts, read 1,176,411 times
Reputation: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by cowdog View Post
That was what I thought about the OP with all that she went through. You might not agree with how I raised mine but with only a few exceptions she had a great childhood and is doing fine as an adult.
Because your children lucked out in the genetic lottery and aren't intersex, gay, transgender or q ueer. If they had they'd be SOL in the parental love department, wouldn't they?

*that's not a miss-spelling, city data wanted to asterisk it out, so it looked like I'd typed a dirty word.

Last edited by Wild Colonial Girl; 10-22-2012 at 07:32 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
1,299 posts, read 1,186,779 times
Reputation: 1366
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wild Colonial Girl View Post
Because your children lucked out in the genetic lottery and aren't intersex, gay, transgender or q ueer. If they had they'd be SOL in the parental love department, wouldn't they?
Nah, parental love would still have been there. No doubt that I would have had problems with it though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
7,289 posts, read 13,220,578 times
Reputation: 11561
Quote:
Originally Posted by cowdog View Post
I did not remain silent. My daughter knew from very young that I expected her to turn out as a nice wife for a man and give me a grandson just like God and I wanted.
No thread with "gay" in the title is complete until the bible thumpers stop by.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
1,299 posts, read 1,186,779 times
Reputation: 1366
Quote:
Originally Posted by 43north87west View Post
No thread with "gay" in the title is complete until the bible thumpers stop by.
No thread with "gay children" in the title is complete until you stop by.

Last edited by cowdog; 10-22-2012 at 10:20 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2012, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
42,896 posts, read 51,353,704 times
Reputation: 68895
I'm confused.
What does knowing and saying it out loud have anything to do with withholding love and/or not accepting?
Why would you doubt their love?
Op makes quite a leap.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Texas
1,299 posts, read 1,186,779 times
Reputation: 1366
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexiana View Post
Given how homophobic society is,
Read the last few posts to see where the hate and fear is from. Just saying ....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2012, 05:20 AM
 
738 posts, read 951,185 times
Reputation: 996
Quote:
Originally Posted by cowdog View Post
Read the last few posts to see where the hate and fear is from. Just saying ....
They lost me when they used the word homophobic. That is the most judgmental word used today.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top