Same sex feelings

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It is very common for kids to have an attraction to and have feelings for kids of the same sex. It doesn't necessarily mean that they fit into a specific sexual orientation, but it may. The first thing I would do if your child comes to you and wants to talk about these feelings or experiences they have, is to be grateful. So many kids struggle with these feelings on their own. You have a strong enough relationship that they feel like they can talk to you. The next step is to be open and non-judgmental and to ask them a lot of questions about what they are feeling and what these experiences may have been. What those experiences mean to them and for them. If you have a discussion in this way, your child will come to you many, many more times with these difficult topics.

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Sheila Kamen, PsyD

Psychologist & Sex Therapist

Sheila Kamen works with individuals and couples in La Jolla, California.  She works with individuals and couples as a coach and therapist. She specializes in couples therapy, sex therapy, and relationship coaching. She also offers premarital and family building counseling. While she no longer works with children, she does help parents with issues related to children.  Sheila lives in San Diego. 

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