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@ParentCircle Counsellor Thank you so much for sharing these tips. These are really helpful. I often see a lot of party leftovers dumped in the apartment bin and this really saddens me. If we all try to follow these slowly, I'm sure we'll be able to reduce wastage. I usually count those people who help me every day - cook, maid, security and would make sure to pack some food for them also whenever I host parties.
@Anonymous Hi. Seeing this makes me so happy. It's so nice to see you trying to accept it, feel happy and proud of your child the way they are and wanting to celebrate their decision. With the Transgender Awareness Week coming up in a few weeks, I'm happy to see you think about celebrating it with your child and making it memorable. My suggestions are to do something that your child will be comfortable with and loves doing. You can plan a treasure hunt at home planned over the entire week with clues leading him to short motivational messages from you and the final clue leading to a bigger surprise. This needn't necessarily be anything expensive or anything. I'm sure wherever you're staying, there'll be a lot of discussions, events happening over that week where people gather, discuss, open up, share stories and experiences and chat. This I feel, would be something that will make your child feel the sense of community with people who are also like them and probably if he likes it the first time, he can attend more such events. Spend more time with your child and have more conversations. I'm sure you've had these before, but do it more often. This will help you understand your child, his interests and thoughts better. These are just a few suggestions from my end. Start building these conversations amongst your family too and to be honest, I'm glad you came forward to ask this. This made my day!
@Anonymous Really encouraging to see you accept your child's sexuality. Not only that, you also want to celebrate it, which is very heartening. You can conduct a gathering at your house and speak about how happy you about your child's identity of himself. You can also ask him to speak about his journey of accepting and coming to terms with his sexuality. This will motivate him and keep his spirits high. Wishing your child, All the Best!
@Anonymous Thank you so much for your support. It means a lot. I really like your suggestions. I think I my child could really use a sense of community, and the treasure hunt sounds interesting too. Thank you for such lovely ideas.
@Subhechha Chatterjee @Subhechha Chatterjee Thank you for your support. I must say I wasn't expecting this much support and was quite nervous at posting this here. But people here have been so kind. Yes, I could do this. I shall co-ordinate with my son to see how comfortable he is with this first. I think he would be and it would be nice if I could do this for him.
@Anonymous Hi, It's nice to see that you want to surprise your dad on his bday. ☺️ Consider what your dad would like to do? What are his tastes? Of course he would enjoy whatever surprise you throw him. No matter what. But, you can take it to the next step by doing something for him that he really enjoys.