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LGBTQ Positive Parenting (#210)

A queer father worries about his son’s treatment at daycare, but may be expecting too much of the program when he demands that homophobia among parents be stopped.

Note: This simulation can be adapted to work with one simulator as Henry, the father.

Learning Objectives

  • Listening skills
  • Developing trust 
  • Demonstrating empathy and professionalism 
  • Setting goals 
  • Finding collaborative solutions

Information for Learners

Sam has lived with his father ever since his parents divorced two years ago.  His mother visits occasionally but does not live in the same city.  Two children in the neighbourhood have stopped coming over since Henry’s new partner moved in. Sam, normally outgoing and well-liked, has come home crying from school. Henry and his partner want to meet with the daycare supervisor to discuss what is happening to Sam.

Simulation Details

Simulator Role(s)

  • Henry Wilson, father of Sam (three) 
  • Gene, his live-in partner

Learner Role(s)

  • Day Care Supervisor 
  • Social Worker


  • Day Care Centre

Related Topics

  • Adolescence and Family Relations 
  • Diversity Equity Inclusion 
  • Marriage and Relationships