Category: Parenting & Families

Social Support and Motherhood: The Natural History of a

Ann Oakley

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This documentary by Paul Hill provides an intimate look into the lives of Paul’s family as they relate to his MTF father. 2003. http://hillyboob.com/MOF/MOFMain.htm No Dumb Questions. The traditional family hasn’t collapsed – it has grown. Gay parenting: A complete guide for gay men and lesbians with children. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 63, 265–280. Unlike their heterosexual counterparts, who couple, get pregnant, and give birth, most lesbian and gay individuals and couples who wish to parent must consider many other variables in deciding whether to become parents, as the birth option alone is not the only option.

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Different Daughters 3 Ed: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians

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The average age of the children at the start of the study was 9.5, 23.5 years at the end of the study. Their Rorschachs, TATs, and MAPS were given to two Rorschach experts and a TAT and MAPS expert for ratings of adjustment. Provides a school violence tipline is a safe place for students and parents to report weapons on campus, homicidal or suicidal threats, or other behavior possibly leading to violence. The prisoners were only aloud to face one direction and they were not aloud to move from left or right.... [tags: What's Your Parenting Style?] The Four Parenting Styles and Children's Outcomes - As a parent, I’ve made it one of my life’s goals to influence my children’s social and instrumental development and influence their outcome into adulthood.

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For Richer, For Poorer: Mothers Confront Divorce

Demie Kurz

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Private, non-profit, human services and educational organization serving people with developmental and other disabilities in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Social science literature regarding child well-being was being used within these cases, and the American Sociological Association sought to provide a concise evaluation of the literature through an amicus curiae brief. Sam Wolfe is a civil rights attorney and advocate with the Southern Poverty Law Center who has led high-profile litigation of national significance.

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Give Me Your Good Ear (Coming of Age Series)

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Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace College Publishers. Copyright © 2002 by the American Psychological Association. Going to a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important. The decision to remove homosexual orientation from the list of mental disorders reflects the results of extensive research, conducted over three decades, showing that homosexual orientation is not a psychological maladjustment (Gonsiorek, 1991; and gay men live, including exposure to widespread prejudice and discrimination, often cause acute distress; but there is no reliable evidence that homosexual orientation per se impairs psychological functioning (Freedman, 1971; Gonsiorek, 1991; Beliefs that gay and lesbian adults are not fit parents likewise have no empirical foundation (Cramer, 1986; Falk, 1989; Gibbs, health or in their approaches to child rearing (Kweskin & Cook, 1982; Lyons, 1983; Miller, Jacobsen, & Bigner, 1981; and family labor relatively evenly (Hand, 1991; Patterson, 1995a) and to report satisfaction with their couple relationships (Koepke, Hare, & Moran, 1992; Patterson, 1995a).

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Challenging Motherhood(s) (New Sociologies)

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Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 24(3), 63-89. Result: The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed that the relevant test was the "best interests of the children" and that homosexual parents are not ipso facto unfit for custody. The constitution specifically says that the government cannot make laws based on religious factors, and the fact that gay couples cannot marry even though they love and have needs the same way straight couples do i... [tags: equality, Constitution, First Ammendment, religion] Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal - "The state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime -Kennedy" (Dockterman).

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Elijah Tree

Cynthea Masson

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While young people, particularly those in couple relationships, were more likely to be living somewhere different to where they lived five years ago, people in same-sex couples were more likely than people in opposite-sex relationships to have lived elsewhere five years ago, regardless of their age group. Compared with respondents from intact biological families, respondents who lived with their mother and her same-sex partner reported significantly different outcomes on 19 of the 40 measures after controls. [15] Second, in addition to the primary comparison group of respondents who were raised in intact biological families, the original study examined several other family forms.

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Mothers and Such: Views of American Women and Why They

Maxine L. Margolis

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Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than I. When the situation becomes too much for you to handle, look for support groups, counseling opportunities and parent resources to help you. Individuals from such diverse origins as Japanese, Bolivian, and Cherokee; as well as religions such as Mormon, Catholic, Hindus and others share intimate accounts of how their children revealed that they're homosexual and discuss their responses.

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Heather Has Two Mommies

Leslea Newman

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She has 4 amazing, talented, and beautiful children that occupy most of her energy. Children with lesbian parents: A community study. Mark Twain said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Might an LGBT scholar “conveniently” leave such research on the shelf? It was expected that this would be true both for parentand teacher-report data about children’s behavior.

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A Complicated Love

Dene Rossouw

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Proceedings of the American Psychological Association, Incorporated, for the year 1974: Minutes of the Annual meeting of the Council of Representatives. Just as this new research is beginning to teach us about the key qualities that parents of any gender can use to raise healthy, resilient, successful children, similar research is needed to tease out the key factors that enable children to live into their own sense of gender identity. She gets the surprise of a lifetime when her two moms decide to take her there for her birthday!

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Finistère: A novel

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The vast majority of people define marriage as the life-long union of a man and a woman. Her exposition, so wonderfully supported by the vignettes, take us into the realms of surrogacy, adoption, insemination, co-parenting, single-parenting, poly-parenting and many other places associated with the complicated and ways queer folks may take to bring the oldest, simplest joy into their lives. Read More Marriage is not only for procreation, otherwise infertile couples or couples not wishing to have children would be prevented from marrying.

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