The holidays are a time of magic, love, and connection. Unfortunately, the crisis in our lives doesn’t stop just because it is the holidays. Join Heather as she discusses all the ways to best support your LGBTQIA+ loved one when they are faced with non-affirming friends and relatives during this holiday season. Be your child’s biggest supporter and listen in for all of Heather’s tips for this holiday season.
Do not miss these highlights:
01:32 – Introduction to November 29th’s episode topic. You won’t want to miss out!
02:32 – I love this time of year! Spending time with loved ones.
03:49 – Crisis situations do not take a break during the holidays
05:11 – Let's start the podcast with a breath
05:57– Why word choice is important
07:00 – How do we cope with, manage and support non-affirming friends and family
08:00 – It takes time for people to adjust
09:00 – Setting healthy boundaries
09:52 – How to respond to someone who is non-affirming
12:11 – How to approach a non-affirming person in a thoughtful way
14:41 – Do not sit silently when people make homophobic statements
16:21 – Tips and suggestions for surviving the holiday crisis of dealing with non-affirming people
20:24 – I know this is hard! AND you can do it!
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