There have been studies that state that the child well-being is affected much more by the relationships with their parent’s sense of competence and security, and the presence of social and economic support for the family, than by the gender or the sexual orientation of their parents (Perrin, Siegel 3). The Official Journal of Pediatrics state, “Not a single study ha... ... middle of paper ... ...sible to say how being a part of a same sex parent family will affect a child well-being. I feel that being a good parent has nothing to do with a person’s sexuality or sexual orientation. Much of the research conducted on same sex parents and the effects on children have been biased and not scientific in many ways. There is so much disagreement among researchers that we cannot come to a conclusion about children who are raised by parents of the same sex.
Granville Stanley Hall, the founder of child psychology, emphasized that “being an only child was a disease in itself” (... ... middle of paper ... ...m than children with siblings. Similarly, though there was no difference found on school performance of both only children and children with siblings, only child tended not designate strong emphasis on materials such as grades or looks. The hypothesis for this study was precluded. The study proved that emotional well-being did not have an impact on the cognitive development of only children. In particular, only children did not exhibit a higher threat for unhappiness of self-acceptance.
Parents don’t respond to any of the child’s behavior, whether it’s emotional, physical, or just no involvement. The most damaging area is no communication between parents and the child. No communication can cause many problems in the behavior in children later in life, especially in the developing relationship. Permissive parenting is another harmful style. The parents are involved in their children’s life, but don’t punish or discipline them.
While some individuals believe a male “father” and female “mother” are needed in the household to provide the best environment to raise a child, there is no empirical evidence that shows children with same-sex parents are raised in an unhealthy environment. Stereotypical, traditional households are not the standard anymore, so individuals must accept that children can develop in nontraditional households normally. The children of same-sex couples, although raised in different households from their heterosexual counterparts, excel just as easily in the social and academic spheres of life. In order to understand the differences in heterosexual and homosexual households, it is important to understand what same-sex couples go through to start a family and the children they usually adopt. Gay and lesbian parents have multiple ways to start a family.
· Good parenting is not influenced by sexual orientation. Rather, it is influenced most profoundly by a parent's ability to create a loving and nurturing home -- an ability that does not depend on whether a parent is gay or straight. · There is no evidence to suggest that the children of lesbian and gay parents are less intelligent, suffer from more problems, are less popular, or have lower self-esteem than children of heterosexual parents. · The children of lesbian and gay parents grow up as happy, healthy and well-adjusted as the children of heterosexual parents. A Crisis in Adoption and Foster Care Right now there is a critical shortage of adoptive and foster parents in the United States.
The children are better raised by same sex parents where they could learn what is wrong and right, good access of education and learn a family structure than growing in a foster care. The same sex parents have no impact on their children gender identity as the study shows and if the children happens to be gay, they don’t struggle coming out unlike the children raised by heterosexual parents just as I stated
whether one is heterosexual or homosexual it does not matter are good parents; homosexual tend to be better parent than traditional parents. By having two moms or dads will not confuse the child what confuses the child is growing up in a bad parenting home. Being a good parent means taking care of your child, provide food and clothing, and love them with all their heart; there is no rules that says to be a good parenting one needs to be straight.
Parents don’t respond to any of the child’s behavior whether it’s emotional, physical, or just no involvement. The most damaging area is no communication between parents and the child. No communication can cause many problems in the behavior in children later in life, especially in the developing relationship. Permissive parenting is another harmful style. The parents are involved in their children’s life but don’t punish or discipline them.
This simply demonstrates the nonsexist choice of a toy that the girl has made. There are, without a doubt, many differences and different needs in raising a boy than a girl. These differences, however, do not exhibit the difficulties it takes to raise a boy compared to that of a girl. These miniscule, however, significant issues of undoubted sexism are the very grounds for why one might argue that having a boy would be easier than having a girl. There is nothing wrong with wanting to have a little boy after already having a little girl, or vice versa, but why not want to experience both ways of parenting, since both parenting factors demonstrate hardly any difference.
Many research studies conclude that children are not adversely affected in any way from growing up in homosexual households; however, the fight for same-sex parents to be joined in marriage goes on, not only for the parent’s benefit, but to the benefit of the child as well. To put to rest any lingering doubts, society must be aware of the evidence that confirms that children raised by same-sex parents suffer no unfavorable effects. “[C]hildren raised in same-sex environment show no differences in cognitive abilities, behavior, general emotional development, or… self-esteem, depression, or anxiety.” However, if there were any differences, Meezan and Rauch find that “they tend to favor children raised in lesbian families.” Furthermore, Patterson claims no differences in the following psychological effects from children raised in different households: “separation-individuation, psychiatric evaluations, assessments of behavior problems, personality, self-concept, locus of control, moral judgment, and intelligence” (Ahmann). To those who hold negative stereotypes about gay people, it might come as a shock to consider that children raised in homosexual households might be better off than being raised in heterosexual families. Critics of gay parenting are q... ... middle of paper ... ...ese concerns.” Sociology Review 19.1 (2009): 20+.