A new website of videos is a resource for LGBT parents while helping straight parents learn how to support their LGBT kids. "Parenting is not easy, even if you are a superhero," proclaims the opening video at KidsInTheHouse.com. Parenting arguably is even less easy for LGBT parents, who must provide all the same love and support for their families that straight parents do, without many of the critical legal protections and benefits a state-recognized partnership affords.
That's why Kids In The House, which bills itself as "the ultimate parenting resource," recently launched a channel specifically for LGBT parents and parents who have LGBT children. Featuring two-minute-long, accessible videos from gay and straight parents, psychological experts, celebrities, and other professionals in the childcare and family health industries, Kids In The House's "Must-See LGBTQ Playlist" covers all the bases — from wondering if a child is born gay, to navigating the question of who is the "real" mom in a family headed by a lesbian couple, to explaining the importance of parents supporting a transgender child — Kids In The House aims to be the definitive resource for parents and those who are soon-to-be parents.
It's really hard to find the energy to read all the great parenting books while trying to be a LGBT parent at the same time. Kids In The House helps parents find a quick and easy way to access great, credible information in two minutes or less, exactly when they need it.
LGBT parents are just like any other parents, but when they go outside, they feel like they have to prove to the world that being an LGBT parent is OK. Same-sex parents have more pressure on them, and it can be hard to take the steps to become a parent.
We are all born with our sexuality and gender identity genetically fixed — there is nothing we can do to change it, and we have to embrace it. The thing we have to remember is that most LGBTQ youth are born to straight parents, who may have no experience dealing with the LGBTQ culture.
Kids In The House hopes to be a resource with guidance, support, and the education necessary to support both straight and gay families. Supporting gay parents and LGBTQ youth is something Kids In The House does very well. Explore the site for yourself here.