Now That You Know: A Parents' Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children, Updated Edition

3.8 avg rating
( 46 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780156006057: Now That You Know: A Parents' Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children, Updated Edition

Written by two mothers of gay children, this award-winning book discusses the nature of homosexuality and works toward helping both children and parents understand each other. Fairchild and Hayward counsel parents on how to respond supportively to gay children and focus on bringing families together to maintain the bonds of acceptance. They also inform parents of the pressing health and emotional issues that affect the gay and lesbian communities today.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

If the coming out process is difficult for gay people, it is often equally difficult for their parents. Confusion, anger, and fear frequently cause fathers and mothers of gay men and lesbians to disavow, strike out against, and even resent their children. For many parents, a child's coming out feels like the ultimate rejection--not only of their dreams and hopes but of their own heterosexuality. In Now That You Know: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children, Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward--the mothers of, respectively, a gay man and a lesbian--have charted the rough seas that almost every parent of a gay person travels.

Fairchild and Hayward presume that homosexuality is a positive good, and that it is willful ignorance and homophobia that are moral wrongs. They also believe that families can and should love all members and that it is distraught or confused parents (not their gay offspring) who must change. Mixing common sense with a firm sense of social justice and love, the authors systematically address almost all of the problems faced by parents of gay people. Answering questions on religion, AIDS, health, children, alternative families, and sex, they make the complicated gay world--often a nightmare vision for "just out" parents of gays--not only manageable but happy and nurturing. --Michael Bronski

About the Author:

Betty Fairchild is a contributor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt titles including: "Now That You Know".

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Betty Fairchild
Published by Harcourt Brace International (1998)
ISBN 10: 0156006057 ISBN 13: 9780156006057
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Brace International, 1998. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780156006057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Betty Fairchild, Nancy Hayward
Published by Harcourt Brace International, United States (1998)
ISBN 10: 0156006057 ISBN 13: 9780156006057
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Brace International, United States, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3rd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Enlightening and positive, informative and compassionate, Now That You Know has become a standard reference for families with gay sons or daughters. Written by two mothers of gay children, the book discusses the nature of homosexuality and works toward helping both children and parents understand the experience of the other. Fairchild and Hayward counsel parents how to respond supportively to gay children and focus on bringing families together and maintaining the bonds of acceptance and affirmation. They inform parents on the pressing health and emotional issues that affect the gay and lesbian communities today -- an entire chapter, updated for this edition, is devoted to AIDS as well as a chapter on gays and religion and the concept of gay/lesbian marriages. And it directs parents toward the support that they need to navigate these previously unknown waters. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156006057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Fairchild, Betty
ISBN 10: 0156006057 ISBN 13: 9780156006057
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 1708542

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Betty Fairchild, Nancy Hayward
Published by Harcourt Brace International, United States (1998)
ISBN 10: 0156006057 ISBN 13: 9780156006057
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Brace International, United States, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3rd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Enlightening and positive, informative and compassionate, Now That You Know has become a standard reference for families with gay sons or daughters. Written by two mothers of gay children, the book discusses the nature of homosexuality and works toward helping both children and parents understand the experience of the other. Fairchild and Hayward counsel parents how to respond supportively to gay children and focus on bringing families together and maintaining the bonds of acceptance and affirmation. They inform parents on the pressing health and emotional issues that affect the gay and lesbian communities today -- an entire chapter, updated for this edition, is devoted to AIDS as well as a chapter on gays and religion and the concept of gay/lesbian marriages. And it directs parents toward the support that they need to navigate these previously unknown waters. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156006057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Betty Fairchild, Nancy Hayward
Published by Mariner Books (1998)
ISBN 10: 0156006057 ISBN 13: 9780156006057
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Second Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0156006057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Fairchild, Betty
Published by Harvest Books (2017)
ISBN 10: 0156006057 ISBN 13: 9780156006057
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvest Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0156006057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Betty Fairchild
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0156006057 ISBN 13: 9780156006057
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 300 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.1in. x 0.9in.Now updated with new material on AIDS and support groups, this completely non-judgmental, very informative, and extremely effective book (Library Journal)is a standard reference for parents of gays and lesbians. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780156006057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.05
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Fairchild, Betty; Hayward, Nancy
Published by Mariner Books (1998)
ISBN 10: 0156006057 ISBN 13: 9780156006057
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780156006057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Betty Fairchild
Published by Harcourt Brace International (1998)
ISBN 10: 0156006057 ISBN 13: 9780156006057
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Brace International, 1998. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780156006057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fairchild, Betty; Hayward, Nancy
Published by Harvest Books
ISBN 10: 0156006057 ISBN 13: 9780156006057
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvest Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156006057 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9780156006057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.40
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book