Hello, My name is Amanda and I am a mother of 4. My middle son is 11 and expressed to me yesterday that he is bisexual. I was not fully surprised in all honesty, because since the age of 2 he has always enjoyed playing with dolls, and even at 11 rather have girl friends, than guy friends. Now does this make him bisexual, not at all. But as a mother, you know your children and I just kind of always had a gut feeling this moment would come. I wasn't shocked, but I wanted him to know that I am totally okay with whatever it is that he decides in life. Love is love to me, and regardless with a girl or boy, I just wanted to understand where his feelings are coming from. He told me he does like girls more than boys, but does feel like he likes boys. I was having a very calm convo with him, and asked him how he knows, and he said he couldn't find the words to express it, but just knows in his gut. We talked for awhile, and he seemed comfortable talking about it. I explained a few times, that I was not mad because he did ask me if I was, so I wanted him to know that nothing about this upsets me in regards to his feelings. He has not hit puberty, so is it common to know that you feel this way? Please do not misinterpret my words, because this is all fairly new to me, and I do not want to say anything in the wrong way, but I am curious. I have questions, and I must be honest, I am sad. But not because of his expressions of how he feels, but because we live in such a cruel world, that I feel like I wont be able to protect him against those who do not want to understand him. I wanted to join a place that can help me. That can hear my worries, thoughts, fears, concerns, my joys, my happiness, etc. I just need a place where I can meet other people going thru the same scenerios and help and guide me too. I love my son, no matter who he decides to love whether male or female, I will love him unconditionally, and I will make sure that he knows that in our home, he is safe to be whoever he is, forever and always.