restricted access Discussing Sexual and Gender Diversity with Children: Guidelines for Religiously Committed African American Families

A common dilemma for parents involves how and when to discuss sexual and gender diversity with their children. This can be particularly thorny for those in religiously committed families as they try to reconcile their spiritual beliefs with generational, cultural, scientific, and political shifts. Drawing from literature on psychology, religion, parenting, and sexuality, this work offers guidelines for effective parent-child communication within African American families.