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Disclaimer: I am not trans, but I am queer and I came out to my immediate and extended family when I was 17, so I can only speak from my experience. Regardless of how you plan a coming out, it inevitably won't go quite as expected. When I came out to relatives, I spoke to most of them myself either in person or over the phone. There were awkward questions,...


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You have given the answer to your question by yourself: I want them to enjoy the anticipation and mystery of Christmas Christmas is a mystery! In general: You do not need to have an answer to all of your children's questions. Children gets stronger, if they know mum or dad do not know everything. They learn it is okay to ask new questions, sometimes ...


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I'm on the autism spectrum and I'm also agender. When I was 23 years old, I had a lot of difficulties and decided to find out if I was, or not, in the autism spectrum (which would have explained my difficulties). It turns out I was indeed on the autism spectrum, but since I had told no one in my family about my difficulties (aside for my parents), I knew ...


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I have lived in Canada for 50 years. People have mentioned their religion and I have never seen someone react poorly to hearing someone was Catholic. 30 years ago I would hear "jokes" such as equating being Catholic with having a large family, but I never heard anyone worrying that a Catholic would try to convert them. Further, I never heard anyone trying ...


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I feel the same way as you do. This is how my parents did it and I'm doing the same with my kids. The goal is to tell your child when they find out Santa is not real, that it wasn't something you told them but something they came up with it on their own and from their friends and society. You didn't lie to them, but society (friends and media) led them to ...


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