Mothering the Self: Mothers, Daughters, Subjects

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Even some of the church's most loyal followers have problems with the statements in the document. "We see what's going on as the continuation of abuse of our children,'' says Steve Balog. "It is as though our sons and daughters are collateral damage. Yet, despite the proposed importance of students� feeling of belonging in the school community, many researchers argue that schools contribute little to students� sense of relatedness in the school environment (Anderman & Maehr, 1994; Hargreaves et al., 1996; Maehr & Midgley, 1996).

The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the

Nancy J. Chodorow

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If you wish to comment on another subject, you may search for a relevant article and join or start a discussion there. Among lesbian nonbiological mothers, those who were more satisfied with division of labor were also more satisfied with their couple relationships, and their children had fewer behavior problems (i.e., were more well-adjusted). MilitaryAdoption.com – Support and information for military families before and after adoption. S. states and lived without adult males in the household for a minimum of 2 years.

Mothers and Daughters: Women of the Intelligentsia in

Barbara Alpern Engel

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But they also cook, garden and "are very sensitive to their own and others' feelings. Many will argue that children of lesbian and gay parents do not grow up the "same" as children of heterosexual parents. October is LGBT History Month, so I want to celebrate with a look at some of the historical milestones—of laws, visibility and community—related to LGBT parents. EDT April 28, 2015. ... "Gay couples, no less than straight couples, ...

A Donor Insemination Guide: Written by and for Lesbian Women

Marie Mohler

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Any reproduction of this article is subject to the policy of the individual copyright holder. Further studies have also demonstrated that children raised in gay or lesbian families experience positive social relationships with their peers (Golombok et al., 1983; Green et al., 1986; Hotvedt & Mandel, 1982; Schwartz, 1986). That conclusion, though, was based upon studies that use small, non-random samples. The participants were administered the Value of Children (VOC) questionnaire, which consists of 21 questions within six factors (tradition-continuity-security, parenthood satisfaction, role motivations, happiness and affection, goals and incentives, and social status), all scored on a Likert-type scale and designed to address the positive values of children in adults' lives.

Bettyville: A Memoir

George Hodgman

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The impact of victimization on the mental health and suicidality of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths. Families were recruited through the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a geographic population study of 14,000 mothers and their children. Black (Eds.), Life-span development: A diversity reader (pp. 190-197). Their story simplifies a very debated topic, and I think it’s a great book not only to explain how all families are different but also how love and care are really what makes a family even for penguins. by Micheal Willhoite is a little different from the other books in this list in that the child in the book has a mommy, daddy, and daddy also has a roommate.

Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West

Judith Stacey

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Guarantees that the second parent's custody rights and responsibilities will be protected if the first parent were to die or become incapacitated. The youngest people in the survey turned 18 in 2011 and the oldest did so in 1990, growing up in a time when social support for gay lifestyles, particularly those involving children, was less established. Follow Peggy on Twitter and Facebook and learn more about Peggy at www.peggydrexler.com Marriage & Family Review, 14(3-4), 285-316.

Working Women (Opposing Viewpoints)

Christina Fisanick

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Furthermore, research with adoptive families has often reported relatively high social and economic capital among adoptive parents (e.g. Personality & Individual Differences, 30(4), 543-552. They know whose tummy they came out of, and that Dave is their donor dad and they have an older sister, Ruby, but other than that, in their family they have two mummies. ‘Once the babies came along, it changed things with our families considerably.

Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to

Joshua Gamson

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Carleton Kendrick has been in private practice as a family therapist and has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. Presents films from Stuart Gaffney who produces short works on AIDS, queer and Eurasian identities. Barwick is now married and a mother of four. “Same-sex marriage and parenting withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesn’t matter. I’m not a child psychologist, just a gay dad who’s thought a lot about the issue and who has a big stake in it.

Awakening to Sunlight (Bold Strokes Victory Editions)

Lindsey Stone

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Let’s start with the basics: Your kid is still your kid. Again, don’t go into any more detail than you need to. This 4th report from a longitudinal study of U. Numerous problems exist with the samples that are selected, as these studies tend to rely on data gathered from the children of privileged, white, educated, lesbian households in urban communities. Will it be baptised or (if a boy) circumcised? A possible downside of this assumption: straight couples are far less likely than gay men to frankly and routinely discuss sex, desire, and the challenges of sexual commitment.

The Politics of Motherhood: Activist Voices from Left to

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John Rodriguez was born and raised in San Francisco de Macoris, Northeast of the Dominican Republic. Only in the area of parenting did the 2 groups of couples differ; lesbian couples exhibited more parenting awareness skills than did heterosexual couples. To entrust children to such arrangements is wholly beyond the pale. Have practice discussions with your spouse or a friend in preparation for the conversation. Results show that children were developing in a normal fashion and that their adjustment was unrelated to structural variables, such as parental sexual orientation or the number of parents in the household.