Friday, January 27, 2012

Gay Parents = Better Parents...?

According to a recent study featured in TIME magazine it seems that this is in fact the case.  According to the study,
"Children 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."
TIME was not alone.  LiveScience also reported similarly adding,
"Gay parents 'tend to be more motivated, more committed than heterosexual parents on average, because they chose to be parents," said Abbie Goldberg, a psychologist at Clark University in Massachusetts who researches gay and lesbian parenting. Gays and lesbians rarely become parents by accident, compared with an almost 50 percent accidental pregnancy rate among heterosexuals, Goldberg said. "That translates to greater commitment on average and more involvement.'"

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