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#1 of 6 Old 06-07-2010, 10:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
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http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/06/07...stment/?hpt=T2

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"A nearly 25-year study concluded that children raised in lesbian households were psychologically well-adjusted and had fewer behavioral problems than their peers."

For those of you with journal access, here's the abstract: http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...ds.2009-3153v1


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I love how the conservative woman commenting on the article said "that just defies common sense and reality"! And then implied that the researchers had picked only the successful, happy children of lesbians!

Great article! Great research!

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Thanks so much for posting this, it was an interesting article that I probably would not have found and read otherwise. And being that one of the more common responses in my experience, (even from my own parents very early on in my coming out) is something to the effect of "what about a father-figure?"...this will be invaluable ammunition in responding to those future inquiries about no daddy.
And anyways, why do people so often forget about all the single parents out there who raise wonderful and well-adjusted children? I am glad to be reminded that slowly but surely some people in this society are moving past the outdated "mother/father" model of the ideal family and there's more and more proof to the contrary.

THANKS AGAIN!!

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Thanks, just stole it for facebook!

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Just wanted to update you to let you know I got my hands on the full study (i.e., not just CNN's spin), for anyone that is interested in reading it (and needs it as ammo!).

PM me your email address and I'd be happy to send you the PDF!

ETA - The USA National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) has made it publicly available here! Yippee! Happy reading.

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We knew this already, right?

I always get comments on how amazingly well-behaved my kids are. I always chalked it up to them having stay-at-home parents. Then I chalked it up to home schooling. Now I can say it's just a side effect of having ample mothering.

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