Hi, I have a 17-year-old stepson who is gay and likes to wear makeup. His father has asked him not to wear makeup in front of his 8-year-old brother, pretty much prohibiting the use of it. I support this, are we wrong in asking him? I don’t know if we’re doing the right thing or how to approach this situation. We love him!
Dear Mom –
No, you are not wrong and the fact that you are writing lets me see that you love him, as well you should. Whether your son is gay or not has nothing to do with the rules that you set in your home. You and his father are in charge of the home. Setting some reasonable rules is not only expected, it is your responsibility.