My 13 year old daughter told me the other night she belongs to some clubs at school. I asked her what type of clubs and she told me that one was for cooking and the other was for kids that had different orientations. I suddenly remembered that she told me a transsexual male starting going to her school at the beginning of the year and she mentioned some kids made fun of him. I told her everyone is there own special person with different thoughts and passions and didn’t realize I had immediately made myself the more approachable parent. To give some background I’m a single dad, and me and her mother have shared custody and I’m lucky enough with my job to be able to take her during the week and not just weekend stuff. She also mentioned that her mother is really unapproachable and will make disparaging remarks on a regular basis. Long story short my daughter informed my she was pansexual, my daughter who I really didn’t think liked me all that much and kinda just spent time with me because she had to. I felt amazing that I would be the only person she would tell. I obviously asked her a few questions because I told her there were things that I didn’t really know about and she explained everything to me. I want to be as supportive as I possibly can to her. The day before she told me this her school therapist mentioned she made mention to being dead on several occasions so I’m really hoping our conversation helped with anything she might have had built up. Just wanted to know if there is anything I need to do or just kinda sit back and wait until she comes to be with anything. I want to be there regardless but also give her space if that makes sense.
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