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Oddly Normal

When His Son Came Out As A Teen, It Led To A Near-Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.16.2012 | Fifty

If your kid is going to come out to you, it should happen in his or her own time, and in his or her own way. Then say what you would want to hear, 'I love you.' Not 'I love you anyway,' but 'I love you.'

Assume a Virtue If You Have It Not

Paul Strassfield | Posted 01.08.2013 | Books
Paul Strassfield

Oddly Normal is a particularly satisfying book for me because I'm an educator. I know our educational system from the outside, as a parent, and the inside, as a school social worker. It was gratifying to read about its negotiation from John Schwartz's point of view.