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Homosexuality: is it learned, biological or both? The answer to this question deeply concerns parents. They want to know how they can best raise their children. A common belief today is that nothing can be done to foster the development of healthy heterosexual orientation in children. But the clinical experience and professional research of Dr. Nicolosi and others indicates otherwise. In this groundbreaking book Joseph and Linda Ames Nicolosi uncover the most significant factors that contribute to a child's healthy sense of self as male or female. Listening to moving recollections from ex-homosexual men and women who describe what was missing in their own childhoods, the Nicolosis provide clear insight for identifying potential developmental roadblocks and give practical advice to parents for helping their children securely identify with their gender. Replete with personal stories from parents, children and ex-homosexual strugglers, A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality offers compassion and hope for all those parents who seek to lay a foundation for a healthy heterosexual identity in their children. Features & Benefits
* draws from the clinical experience and professional research of Dr. Nicolosi and other psychologists
* engages the question of whether homosexuality is learned, biological or both
* uncovers significant factors that contribute to children's healthy self-identity
* includes personal stories from parents, children and ex-homosexual men and women
* guides parents to lay a healthy foundation for heterosexual identity
for their children
Joseph Nicolosi: Homosexuality is understood by the majority of mental health practitioners working in this field to result from the interaction of biological, social and psychological factors. The social and psychological factors can be modified. What parents can do to make a homosexual outcome unlikely is to lay the best possible foundation for their child's secure gender identity. IVP: Homosexuality as a developmental disorder has been taken out of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Why do you still say that it is a developmental disorder?
Linda Nicolosi: Psychiatry says a disorder is characterized by distress and disability. We see a lot of subjective distress in homosexually-oriented people which cannot be attributed solely to social discrimination. We also believe there is evidence of a "disability" in the homosexually-oriented person's feeling of not being comfortable with members of their own sex, of feeling "different" and inadequate, and of course, in not being able to function according to their biologically mandated sexual design.
There is a proven higher level of psychiatric disorders suffered by
homosexually-oriented people, even in very gay-friendly countries like The
Netherlands. This, including the high level of gay promiscuity and the
interest in perverse practices--the search for what gay men call "sexual
variety"--is suggestive, we believe, that nature's design is heterosexual.
Furthermore, the gay world is very destructive to our communal
understanding of healthy gender identity and gender roles, to the
stability of the traditional family, and to our integrity as persons who
are designed to live in accordance with our created natures.
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At the very heart of the homosexual condition is conflict about gender. Read the first page Statistically Improbable Phrases (SIPs): (learn more)
gender esteem, prehomosexual boys, heterosexual potential, homosexual outcome, defensive detachment, homosexual clients, gender nonconformity, exotic becomes erotic, homosexual experimentation, homosexual development, parental team, reparative therapy, effeminate behavior, homosexual condition, gender identity disorder, gender confusion, homosexual problem, effeminate boys, gay gene, gay activism Capitalized Phrases (CAPs): (learn more)
Parent's Guide, Preventing Homosexuality, Richard Wyler, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, Richard Fitzgibbons, Jeffrey Satinover, San Francisco, Alan Medinger, Andrew Sullivan, Ann Landers, Duck Hunt, Richard Green, Robert Stoller, Gay Day, Gay Soul, George Rekers, Judy Garland, Laura Schlessinger, Los Angeles Times, Minnie Mouse New!
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