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Comment #2859601 by grace keogh

grace keogh Sep 1st 2014, 10:43 AM #

My son is 6 and has recently started asking and obviously thinking about different kinds of relationships and families. I just explained that everyone and every family is different, I think the fact that I’m a single parent myself really helped him to just accept as fact that there is no “normal” when it comes to families, that some have only a mammy/daddy and some have two mammys / daddys etc. I just told him that love is love and it doesn’t matter whether it’s between a boy and girl or a boy and boy, after talking about all this he was quiet for a minute and I could practically see the cogs turning in his mind and then he just said “oh, ok, I get it now” and that was that! Kids are amazing, I only wish more adults could be as accepting!!

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