Now I look forward to getting BabyTalk just to see what silly thing they are going to say. There are some helpful things in there for sure, but here’s what I found in the latest issue:
My Two Moms Children raised by same-sex parents fare as well as children from traditional mom-and-pop homes when it comes to their self-esteem, gender identity, and other psychological issues, according to an analysis of more than 15 studies of 500-plus children. In fact, children in single-parent homes had higher stress levels, more discipline problems, and more trouble with social adjustment when compared with children raised by lesbian couples, showing that two parents (regardless of their gender) are better than one.
I have to wonder how they can do such a study when children really haven’t been living with two mommies or two daddies for all that long. Usually it’s in adulthood that “issues” with parents tend come up. I also wonder how a boy raised with two mommies will ever learn to be a father. Sure, some aspects of being a father may be innate, but even more so than mothering, I think fathering is largely a learned process. I just can’t see how this can be healthy for children and I don’t think it’s fair to expose them to this life style. Children are a gift not a right.