A latest study shows that homosexual and lesbian parents have children that are the same, as far as emotional adjustment and happiness levels are concerned, as the kids of heterosexual parents.
Kids of same-sex couples cope with life no differently than children of heterosexual parents. Over 95 same-sex female households were compared to 95 conventional mom-and-dad households in a new study.
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Among the markers that were taken as starting points of inquiry could be included: guardians’ age, educational status, home, kid’s age group, ethnicity, sex and location.
After an extensive survey, the experts reached the conclusion that there were virtually no differences between kids brought up by homosexual/lesbian parents and those whose childrearing was accomplished by heterosexual parents.
Both samples had the same emotional and physical health. The general well-being, emotional repertoire, preferred methods of coping with stress and learning curves of both samples of kids were about the same.
This was a surprising find since it used to be thought that any deviation from the norm in their brought-up would lead to attitudinal difficulties in children. Such however seems not to be the case.
However, one thing that stood out in the whole study was that lesbian parents faced more stress. Part of the reason may be the perceived level of homophobia.
Since gay-bashing is such a common phenomenon in society, this sort of thing is bound to happen till more progress has been made in the realm of human rights and freedom of choice.
Lesbian parents may face more pressure to be good parents. Thus they are in the spotlight of society and expected to surpass others in the field of excellence as parents. Such unrealistic goals leads them to try extra hard as parents and thus they feel as if their backs are against the wall.
There are studies that show that same-sex parenting may lead to children who are in fact better-adjusted to the world than ordinary kids with a female mom and a male dad.
According to CNN, the kids of lesbians are more democratic in their outlook which is not a bad thing in a free and open society. They tend to be better adapted to the real world despite facing discrimination.
The research was conducted to counter the clamor by the conservative forces of society regarding same-sex parents bringing up children who are maladjusted.
They were wrongly said to have less access to material resources as well as being subject to poor mental and physical health. Yet now we know that such is hardly the case. It is love that makes the world go around and not such superficial things as the gender of your parents.