Hi there, I can hear the distress in your post. I have two girls one 17 and one 15, my 17 year old came to me when she was 15 and told me she was bi-sexual, we didn’t bring too much attention to it, I told her I would support and love her regardless of her sexuality. Now at 17, she has figured out herself it was a phase she was going through, her friend at the time was pan-sexual. Although it is fantastic that we live in a society that is inclusive, children are growing up in this society to be taught in school to be expressive, be who they want to be, not saying all, but some children feel they don’t fit in if they aren’t something different. Let her find her feet, she will figure out who she is, it may be a phase, it could be who she really is, let her figure it out for herself, but most importantly let her know you are there for her. Try to talk to her to find out why she feels this way, give her that open platform for her to talk to you. My 15 year old is in care with mental health issues, she recently has just told us she wants to be a boy, she is expressing her wishes to change her name to a boys name, we were advised by professionals to go along with it, not draw too much attention, but at the same time be there to listen to her concerns, let her know you are supporting her until professionals in this field can address why she is feeling this way, has she always felt this way?, is this due to trauma?, it has to be explored further. it may be more harmful for your daughter if you dismiss her feelings, she needs to feel supported by her parents and maybe you can seek professional advise for it to be explored further.
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