Ways in which Bisexual parents can come out to their kids

For many bi parents, disclosing their identity can feel crucial to giving their kids an unbiased perspective on the world.

Updated on Oct 06, 2022 07:11 PM IST  |  234.9K
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Many factors influence whether bi parents decide to come out. For many bi parents, disclosing their identity can feel crucial to giving their kids an unbiased perspective on the world. Others may feel that disclosing their identity will encourage open conversation with their kids. This sense of visibility, belonging, and community is a major factor in why some parents may feel compelled to bring up this topic with their little ones.

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Reasons that compel certain parents to come out to their kids

  1. Additionally, some parents believe that educating their children about their bisexuality is a crucial step in preparing them for the future in a society that is becoming more and more unfriendly to LGBTQ+ people.
  2. By being out and proud of your bisexuality, you can prevent the erasure of the bisexual community and teach children that bisexuality is a real person, not just an idea.
  3. Moreover, it can foster an atmosphere of open communication that can benefit children in the future if they decide to self-identify as LGBT.

How parents come out of the closet

A casual statement along the lines of, "Some people fall in love with people of a different gender, some people fall in love with people of their own gender, and some people, like me, can fall in love with people of any gender" could be used to introduce yourself during a discussion about various types of romantic relationships. It's important to remember that your little one might not respond enthusiastically.

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Ways to help young children comprehend LGBT issues

As your children grow older and become better equipped to comprehend more complicated concepts, it is probable that the discussion you have with them about your sexual orientation may change and broaden over time. This is likely to be a continuous dialogue for many people rather than a single conversation. However, to begin with, you can point out to your youngster that not all princesses marry princes when you're watching a Disney film, for example: Some princesses can decide they don't want to get married at all, while others might choose to marry other princesses. Younger kids can especially benefit from this.

Above all, you should emphasise to your child that having a bisexual parent does not alter reality or imply that their life will not be the same. Even if they are unaware of this information, it does not alter who you are—a loving parent.

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