We’re excited to announce that we’ve just launched a series of video resources for East Asian parents. It’s a family guide for supporting teen sexual orientation filmed in five languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and English.
The series features three videos, each with a specific action that parents can take to support their teen’s sexual orientation.
Tip One: Listen
Feeling comfortable at home and understood by family helps youth cope with stress. With less stress, youth are more able to focus on their aspirations for the future. Give your child the chance to be heard by listening to them without interruption or distraction. Whether you agree or disagree with what they have to say, it’s important that they feel heard and understood for a better chance of a healthy adolescence.
Tip Two: Learn More
Continuous learning brings family closer. By seeking out knowledge and resources about youth health, sexuality, and well-being, you will be more prepared if and when your teen turns to you for support. Start by reading the resources below.
Tip Three: Have Fun
Having fun with family has been linked to supporting positive physical and mental well-being in youth. It can be as easy as sharing a dim sum lunch, spending time in nature, or playing Mahjong. Whether scheduled or spontaneous, your idea or theirs, take time to laugh and play together. You’ll likely notice that your bond strengthens as you share new memories.
Special thank you to our videographer, Linnea Ritland, and our voice actors, Wai Lam Cheung, Kyoung Hwa Louong, Motoki Nozawa, and Carol Ritland.
Check out our other Out at Home resources.