Parenting Dilemma: Navigating Homophobic In-Laws and Protecting Your Son’s Identity

Austin, Texas – A mother seeks guidance on how to address her in-laws’ bigoted and homophobic remarks about her 6-year-old son. The mother is torn because her son enjoys spending time with his grandparents, but she believes canceling a scheduled visit may be the right thing to do. Her husband supports her but has difficulty confronting his parents. She feels responsible for not taking a stand earlier and is unsure how to handle the situation. Instead of immediately canceling the visit, the advice columnist suggests talking to the in-laws about their comments. The mother should … Read more