A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality
By: Joseph Nicolosi and Linda Ames Nicolosi

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  • 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

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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. Also included are a chapter on the politics behind the issue and notes on the healing process.

About the Authors
Joseph Nicolosi (Ph.D. in psychology) is president of the National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) and clinical director of the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Endocino, California. He is also author of Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality and Healing Homosexuality: Case Stories of Reparative Therapy.

Linda Ames Nicolosi is the publications director of NARTH and has worked with her husband for twenty years on his writing projects.


The Nicolosis have written a groundbreaking book...For parents concerned with this issue, their book is a must.
Paul Vitz, PH.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology, New York University, author of Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-Worship
I commend it as a primer in infant and child rearing for all parents concerned with the appropriate sexual orientation of their growing children.
Benjamin Kaufman, M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at Davis School of Medicine
Joseph and Linda Ames Nicolosi have written a wonderful, accurate book on homosexuality and the significance of the parental role.
Natalie Shainess, M.D., psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and author on sex and gender issues
Every concerned parent will benefit from Dr. Joseph Nicolosi's practical parenting advice on how to help a child develop a secure gender identity that leads to a normal heterosexual orientation in adulthood.
George A. Rekers, PH.D., Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavior Science, University of South Carolina School of Medicine