Lesbian parenting – children raised by gay parents are healthier

Lesbian parenting – children raised by gay parents are healthier

Lesbian parenting just keeps getting better….

Oh dear! The religious right must be fuming! Yet ANOTHER study shows that lesbian parenting has a positive effect on kids. Children raised by lesbian parents are “significantly” healthier. (I’m trying to find out exactly what the study means by “significantly”. I like stats and facts – an actual number would be nice. But it doesn’t seem to be published anywhere on the website, so I’ll keep hunting.) Children raised by gay parents also score “significantly” higher on family cohesion (that’s how well all the members of the family get along).

As for self-esteem and emotional well-being, the kids scored the same as kids from hetero families (although in my article Kids raised by lesbians are smarter and more social, we look at a study that shows gay parenting has a positive impact on a child’s mental health).

Lesbian parents have to help their child deal with bullying – but that could be a good thing…?

The new Melbourne study doesn’t offer any answers as to why kids of lesbian parents are healthier and have more cohesive homes, but many people are quick to offer their opinions. One that I keep coming across is that gay parents are more likely to deal with bullying through open discussions etc. I don’t quite understand this argument. How does bullying lead to happier homes and healthier kids? And besides, only last week, the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Family Research showed that the vast majority of kids of gay parents do NOT suffer from bullying.

So I don’t know why gay parents are raising healthier children – the answer is probably manifold. All I know is that studies like this make it harder for the pollies and the fanatics from infringing the human rights of gay people. One glorious day in the future, such studies won’t be necessary. But for now… baby steps.

Picture of newborn: copyright The Jordan Collective

 

 

 

 

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Lesbian parenting - children raised by lesbian parents are healthier
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The results are in - again! Yet ANOTHER study shows that gay parenting has a positive effect on kids. Children raised by gay parents are "significantly" healthier.
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2 Responses to Lesbian parenting – children raised by gay parents are healthier

  1. book o fra gratis October 28, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Peculiar article, exactly what I needed.

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    • Molly December 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      Hahaha, I’ll take that as a compliment… I think…

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