"Mom. Dad. I have something to tell you." 

One out of four families has someone in it who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.

I have worked with many lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning kids and their parents to come out and transition. I’ve witnessed the feelings parents experience and their responses when a child comes out including:

● shock and denial

● guilt and blame

● grief and loss

● worry and anxiety

● suspicion

● anger

● religious confusion

● stigma

● uncertainty and overwhelm

On the flip side, I’ve heard parents express relief as well stating “Phew, now I know what’s been on her mind,” or for some, “It’s about time!”

Teens - no matter what their gender or sexuality - need to know that we will love and support them — no matter what.

While most LGBTQ youth face the same challenges of their peers, they have to cope with tremendous bias and judgment because they are not straight. Many of these kids fear that they will lose your love and support.

They need our help to be safe and find their way in the world.

Hi, I'm Julie Smith, licensed psychotherapist, behaviorist and adolescent specialist.
For almost three decades, I have dedicated myself to the field of family and adolescent development. I specialize not only in helping parents + professionals speak teen, but I also offer support during high-risk, high-need situations.

That is exactly why I created What to Do When™ your Teen is LGBTQ, a unique parent guide to understand sexual and gender identity in teens.

For just $29.95,
you will receive…

The What to Do When™ Parent Guide

The introductory essential What to Do When™ Your Teen is LGBTQ, delivered in multiple forms: video, audio and transcript - so you can get the information how you want it. Topics covered include:

● Accepting the way your child came out.

● Managing your own feelings.

● Supporting your child so they feel loved.

● Learning the “right” questions to ask to avoid sending messages of shame and judgment.

● Accessing support for both you and your child.

Your Resource Library + Toolkit

The What to Do When™ Essential Toolbox + Resource Library is packed with my top tricks, tools, interviews, resources and expert advice to help you support your child during this stage of life. A sampling of printables in this essential include:

● Terms to know

● Support agencies + resources

● Understanding what transgender means

● Choosing a therapist for your teen

● ...and more.

Continued Community + Support

Access to our private message forum in the What to Do When™ library to connect with me and my team. This is your opportunity to ask us anything. 

A private one-hour session with me costs $300. What to Do When™ gives you my expert advice for a fraction of that price! 

In addition, you will have continued access to  this product, updates and the forum for the lifetime of this product.




You'll also receive access in your library to the following invaluable bonuses for parents of teens.

● What to Do When Parent Mini-Guide, "Meet the Tween" 

● What to Do When your Tween or Teen is in Crisis

"This gave us to information we needed to dig deeper with our son. Thank you. "

S., mom of 13YO

This product is for you if:

  • you want to deepen and evolve the relationship between you and your child.
  • you want to have courageous conversations with your child.
  • you want to support your child's sexual and gender identity.
  • you support your child's exploration of self.
  • you want to be proactive.


This product is NOT for you if:

  • you believe homosexuality is a sin.
  • you feel that your child needs to be fixed.
  • are looking for a magic pill, quick fix or one-size-fits-all solution.
  • use intimidation and fear tactics to “stop your child from being gay.”
  • want to blame others.

Whether your child is questioning his or her or sexuality or gender or has already identified as LGBT, you will have questions about how to support your teen with love and understanding.


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