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Having gay parents will really mess a kid up......it shouldn't be allowed!!!!

Posted by on Jul. 7, 2014 at 7:56 PM
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Haha, gotcha



Children Of Gay Parents Are Happier And Healthier Than Their Peers, New Study Finds

Children raised by same-sex couples have better health and well-being in comparison to their peers, according to a groundbreaking new study which isbeing billed as the largest of its kind.

Conducted by Australia's University of Melbourne, the new research aimed to "describe the physical, mental and social well-being" of children with gay and lesbian parents, and "the impact that stigma has on them." On average, children raised by same-sex couples scored six percent higher than the general population when it came to general health and family cohesion.

Meanwhile, in other categories -- such as behavior, mental health and self-esteem -- those children reportedly scored the same as those raised by heterosexual parents.

"It appears that same-sex parent families get along well and this has a positive impact on health," Dr. Simon Crouch from the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Centre for Health Equity at the University of Melbourne, told CNBC of the results.

Crouch believes that an emphasis on skills, as opposed to traditional gender roles, accounted for the survey's results.

"So what this means is that people take on roles that are suited to their skill sets rather than falling into those gender stereotypes," he is quoted as saying. "Whatthis leads to is a more harmonious family unit and therefore feeding on to better health and wellbeing."

You can read more about the new research here.

The study comprised input from 500 children and 315 parents who are in same-sex relationships, and seemed mostly in line with previous research. Earlier this year, a Williams Institute report found that children of lesbians reported having higher self-esteem and lower conduct problems than those of heterosexual couples.

A 2012 study, “Adolescents with Lesbian Mothers Describe Their Own Lives," found that teens with two moms maintained solid high school GPAs while having strong family bonds with their mothers, according to CBS Las Vegas.



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Outspoken.Mime
by Platinum Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:03 PM

BUMP!

Outspoken.Mime
by Platinum Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:03 PM

BUMP!

Littlebunnyfufu
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:06 PM
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This does not surprise me. But I'm glad they are studying it so that there is less stigma
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:09 PM
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I can tell you for a fact that having out-of-the-closet parents is better for children than parents who "try" to be straight. 

DH's father was married five times to women before he came out of the closet when DH was 19.  It caused a lot of bitterness and anger, because my husband felt like he'd been lied to for years.  I can't imagine that he would have been worse off with his father happily married to a man, as he is now. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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What? So now gays are better than straight couples?
purpleducky
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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But...but...but...butt...but...NNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!


rolling on floor

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:12 PM
Not true. Stupid too
Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:12 PM
Did you read the OP?

Quoting purpleducky:

But...but...but...butt...but...NNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!

rolling on floor

JaeMommy07
by Platinum Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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Well let me go tell my wife that we are awesome now 😎 haha but no, I think it's great that gay parenting is in a more positive light.
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momto2boys973
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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I personally think that good parents is all that a child needs.
I do think that saying that kids of gay parents are happiER is stretching it. They should've left it at "just as happy".
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