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Parenting with Pride

Book Club

Are you the parent of an LGBTQ+ teen who loves, adores, and accepts their child AND at the same time feels SHOCK, DENIAL, or GUILT?

It's okay...AND totally NORMAL!! There is nothing wrong with you, you're just going through the parents' coming out process (Yep, parents get a process, too!)

Do you find yourself wondering what your child is going through?

Are you struggling to understand your own feelings?

Do you find yourself asking, "Is _________ normal?" or "Will my child be okay?"

It can be overwhelming and scary...and you are not alone!

Next Book Club Begins October 2!

This virtual book club will be a space to talk about all topics within and surrounding my brand new book, Parenting with Pride.

Here is what you can expect:

  • A safe and affirming space to process the many feelings and questions you have

  • One-hour zoom session

  • Once a week for four weeks

  • Format: 15 minutes of teaching followed by discussion an Q&A

  • Each week will focus on one of the pillars from the book: Embrace, Educate and Unlearn Bias, Empower, and Love

  • You will not be required to be on camera or have your name available if you prefer anonymity at this time.

  • The sessions will be recorded and sent out to those who are registered.

  • Only $97

If you or someone you know has a teen who recently came out as LGBTQ+, you're holding a plethora of conflicting feelings - love, affirmation, overwhelm, confusion, fear - and you want a safe space to ask questions and get support and guidance, this virtual book club is for you!

I would love for you to join me for this opportunity to read, learn, and discuss. Think of it as a gift to yourself and the deepening of your relationship with your LGBTQ+ child!

Grab your preferred version of the book below (paperback, e-reader, audiobook)

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Praise for Parenting with Pride

Meet the Author

Heather Hester is the founder of Chrysalis Mama which provides support and education to parents and allies of LGBTQIA adolescents, teenagers, and young adults. She is also the creator/host of the Top 1.5% podcast Just Breathe: Parenting your LGBTQ Teen. As an advocate and coach, she believes the coming out process is equal parts beautiful and messy. She works with her clients to let go of fear and feelings of isolation so that they can reconnect with themselves and their children with awareness and compassion. Heather also works within organizations via specialized programming to bring education and empowerment with a human touch.

Married to the funniest guy she’s ever known and the mother of four extraordinary kids (two of whom are LGBTQIA) and one sassy mini bernedoodle, Heather believes in being authentic and embracing the messiness. You can almost always find her with a cup coffee nearby whether she’s at her computer, on her yoga mat, or listening to her favorite music.

More Details for Parenting with Pride

The ultimate LGBTQ parenting handbook, guiding parents and caregivers through transformative steps of Embrace, Educate, Empower, and Love so they can support their teen with open arms and hearts.

Your kid just came out to you, and amid the flurry of emotion or worry you might feel, you know you would do anything to protect their health and happiness. And you are not alone! Heather Hester, coach, advocate, and host of the #1 rated podcast, Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen, combines an honest retelling of her own son’s coming-out experience with wide-ranging research, conversations with dozens of professionals, and the unique experiences of other families to provide the ultimate guidebook for parents embarking on this journey.

In Parenting with Pride: Unlearn Bias and Embrace, Empower, and Love Your LGBTQ+ Teen, Hester provides parents and caregivers with four transformations that gently, but purposefully, walk them through the four pillars toward fully supporting and loving your LGBTQ+ child: Embrace, Educate (or Unlearn), Empower, Love.

With trustworthy information and an accessible, straightforward plan, Parenting with Pride provides actionable yet profound tools and mental shifts to help parents support their teens and themselves and to be a catalyst for change in their communities.




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