Ok I was reading about the importance of fatherhood on another post and I came think ok yes mothers are important and fathers are important but if everyone thinks then what about the children that will only have two fathers? And two mothers? I believe in 2013 " family" has whole different dynamic. No one knows yet how these children are going to turn out because it is so new in our society and the statistics are not available yet. I think family is a unit of people that love you and help you grow into a productive member of society and as long you are happy and have support it does not matter who is raising you.
I was raised by two parents and grandparents. I had extended family raise me and it was fantastic. A good loving family is what is important.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Mar. 24, 2013 in Parenting Debate
Answer by kmath at 1:12 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
Kids need a loving and nurturing environment, as well as both female and male role models. Whether they are parents, friends, extended family or whatever I don't think matters as much.
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:16 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
Answer by older at 1:17 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
Answer by staciandababy at 1:19 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 1:20 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 1:45 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
Answer by winterglow at 2:00 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 2:18 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
I think there are some examples of adult children who were raised by same-sex couples. The evidence does not point to any significant differences, except that perhaps those children grow up to be more accepting of others and fairly secure in who they are.
Here's one article that summarizes studies on the subject.
Answer by jsbenkert at 2:55 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
Answer by But_Mommie at 3:36 PM on Mar. 24, 2013
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