I came out when I was 8 years old. My mother was great and just said OK. She allowed me to explore my sexuality in my own time without any pressure. When I said I liked boys she just smiled. Having that support in my early years allowed me to have a pretty great upbringing. Now at 23 I'm happy, healthy and have a great relationship with my family. I know it's very different from other people but having that support really makes a difference.