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simplydiffer On April 30, 2015




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#1New Post! Jun 12, 2010 @ 02:08:15
Here's the article.
Study: Children of Lesbians May Do Better Than Their Peers

Opinion?
Eastender On August 13, 2010

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#2New Post! Jun 12, 2010 @ 02:14:53
Maybe they just get to see more kinky stuff going on?
chisa96 On December 29, 2014
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Out in Nature, Wisconsin
#3New Post! Jun 12, 2010 @ 02:16:58
I read this yesterday and I thought about posting it, but my opinion is that there isn't really anything that shocking about it. I mean really, homosexual parents go into it knowing that their child is going take some s*** so naturally they would spend more time preparing them to handle it and building their self-confidence. It says that the younger teens have a harder time of it, but the older teens thrive well, which also isn't shocking because they've adapted and with the extra parental support to deal with it they are able to rise above.

None of it's that surprising really. It's parents who prepare their kid for ignorant taunting and kids who have had enough practice applying that preparation to rise above it all and come out better for it.
BeTTyBeLL On November 28, 2010
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#4New Post! Jun 12, 2010 @ 02:22:00
This qoute from the article basically backs up my thought when I read the title to this thread.

Not surprisingly, the researchers found that 41% of children reported having endured some teasing, ostracism or discrimination related to their being raised by same-sex parents. But Gartrell and Bos could find no differences on psychological adjustment tests between the children and those in a group of matched controls. At age 10, children reporting discrimination did exhibit more signs of psychological stress than their peers, but by age 17, the feelings had dissipated. "Obviously there are some factors that may include family support and changes in education about appreciation for diversity that may be helping young people to come to a better place despite these experiences," says Gartrell.



Read more: https://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1994480,00.html#ixzz0qbKZ5JkM

Side note* This was kinda weird I was going link the page, but it seems TFS did it for me

Back to point* It's not a stretch for me to believe that children who ,ay have to deal with issues of prejudice or discrimnation, become better problem solvers latter in life which could help explain why these children do better academcially and behave better on a whole.
LuckyCharms On February 13, 2020
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#5New Post! Jun 12, 2010 @ 02:23:15
I saw that article. I think it's great. I think it's silly to limit the good homes that undesired children can go to on something so silly as sexual orientation. The results of the study don't surprise me in the least. It takes a great deal of honesty and courage to raise children in a nonstandard household. It is no wonder that those traits are reflected in the parenting of these children.
hellfire0013 On April 23, 2012




Edwardsville, Illinois
#6New Post! Jun 12, 2010 @ 02:39:11
It seems that they would never be able to have a normal childhood.

@LuckyCharms Said

I saw that article. I think it's great. I think it's silly to limit the good homes that undesired children can go to on something so silly as sexual orientation. The results of the study don't surprise me in the least. It takes a great deal of honesty and courage to raise children in a nonstandard household. It is no wonder that those traits are reflected in the parenting of these children.
Spinkiegirl On August 18, 2018




Chicago, Illinois
#7New Post! Jun 12, 2010 @ 02:39:59
@chisa96 Said

I read this yesterday and I thought about posting it, but my opinion is that there isn't really anything that shocking about it. I mean really, homosexual parents go into it knowing that their child is going take some s*** so naturally they would spend more time preparing them to handle it and building their self-confidence. It says that the younger teens have a harder time of it, but the older teens thrive well, which also isn't shocking because they've adapted and with the extra parental support to deal with it they are able to rise above.

None of it's that surprising really. It's parents who prepare their kid for ignorant taunting and kids who have had enough practice applying that preparation to rise above it all and come out better for it.



Kudos, I have to agree with what you said!
chisa96 On December 29, 2014
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Out in Nature, Wisconsin
#8New Post! Jun 12, 2010 @ 02:41:33
@hellfire0013 Said

It seems that they would never be able to have a normal childhood.


Does anyone?
BeTTyBeLL On November 28, 2010
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Kosciusko, Mississippi
#9New Post! Jun 12, 2010 @ 02:46:15
@chisa96 Said

Does anyone?



Excellent point!
LuckyCharms On February 13, 2020
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#10New Post! Jun 12, 2010 @ 04:11:48
Exactly. There's really no such thing as "normal". It's a matter of how well you are able to adjust to the abnormal elements of your life. If your parenting includes courage and honesty, well then, that's a good thing developmentally.
Grasshopper On November 06, 2017
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#11New Post! Jun 12, 2010 @ 04:13:53
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Jennifer1984 On about 18 hours ago
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#12New Post! Jun 15, 2010 @ 05:12:42
The report deals with the social aspects and behavioural tendencies of the subject. It doesn't deal with the end result of those traits. I'd like to raise the question of the end product of all this..... how it translates into respect for the law.

The behavioural aspects of the children of lesbian couples, over straight couples is not really provable statistically from official records because raw data in any provable form is scarce... certainly in the UK.

My wife is a detective sergeant in our county police service and has noticed how few young offenders come from gay parent households.

OK... there may be a number of reasons for this.. quite logically... There are fewer gay households with adolescent members for a start. Obvious, really. The only way we could make such a comparison would be to obtain a percentage figure and that too is impossible without raw data.

One factor is that we don't know exactly how many same-sex parent families there are in the first place. Nor should we. It's a private matter, and the last thing the gay community would want is to have officialdom start putting them on some sort of government tick-list.

Another thing is, that when a young offender is brought in, it's not always revealed that the offender is from a same sex parent family so there could be more than we know.

But Manda isn't daft, and her Gaydar is as good as the next dyke's. It doesn't take long for her to work things out when a parent is called in to attend when Sunny Jim has been brought in for whatever reason. And of course, this is only one copper's experience...... who is to say this pattern is repeated all over the country...? But she says that incidents of young people from gay and lesbian families being brought to book is rare. Very rare. (Perhaps they're just good at avoiding detection..!!)

The point I am making here, is that, although the data collected by the Time study tends to indicate that the children of lesbian couples are more likely to be well balanced and better adjusted, there is no conclusive evidence to support that this translates into more law-abiding citizens.

If I were to stick my neck out, I would suggest that the children of lesbian couples are more likely to grow up into law-abiding adults. My evidence is only anecdotal and based on a very small sample, but moving - as I do - within the gay community both in life and online, I hear of very, very few instances young people from gay parent families ever getting into trouble with the law.

Does anybody else have any input on this aspect of the discussion..?


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Jennifer1984 On about 18 hours ago
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#13New Post! Jun 15, 2010 @ 05:23:21
https://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1994480,00.html


Please read the link. This subject has already been running for a few days on the homosexual forum, but I wondered what heterosexual parents may think of it.

The study was conducted by a reputable research group so it's reasonable to suggest that their findings must be, at the very least, credible.

I would be interested to read the thoughts of parents in the heterosexual community.

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DuLu On January 11, 2017
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Waverly, Washington
#14New Post! Jun 15, 2010 @ 05:29:20
The research group may be deemed 'credible', but even so any data can be twisted to suit the interest of the study group (or the persons/companies for whom the study was done). Personally speaking, wouldn't think it be an astromical difference. Good and bad peer relations with children, regardless of family dynamics. imho.
Willi On August 21, 2018




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#15New Post! Jun 15, 2010 @ 06:05:16
not being in a gay relationship, i'm going on guessing here.

if a child has caring humans around it, it will be taught how to be a caring human.
we do have a situation if it is 2 gals with a son.
i'm guessing one of the gals is more like a father and explains dating and stuff like that from the male perspective?
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