Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kids raised by lesbians turn out just fine

This is an article in Time about a study published in Pediatrics saying kids raised by lesbian partners get teased some, but then end up just as psychologically balanced as kids with straight parents.

(C)hildren in lesbian homes scored higher than kids in straight families on some psychological measures of self-esteem and confidence, did better academically and were less likely to have behavioral problems, such as rule-breaking and aggression. ... In addition, children in same-sex-parent families whose mothers ended up separating did as well as children in lesbian families in which the moms stayed together.
I can't say I'm all that surprised that someone raised by two women might be less aggressive than someone raised by a man and a woman. I'll bet they would score higher on social tolerance, too. And I'll bet two moms are on average more engaged in a kid's school than a mom and a dad.

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