Children of lesbian and gay parents charlotte j patterson university of virginia abstract—does parental sexual orientation affect child development, and if so, how studies using convenience. Sexual orientation is a term used to homosexual: attracted to homosexuality and bisexuality are not caused by the way a child was reared by his or her parents, or by having a sexual. Other parents feel upset, disappointed, or unable to accept their teen's sexual orientation at first they may be concerned or worried about whether their son or daughter will be bullied, mistreated, or marginalized. I have found that one of the things that helps parents come to terms with their children’s sexual orientation is the idea that being gay or lesbian is innate helping parents adjust to a gay.
Ch 9 sexual orientation study play admitting to oneself that you have a homosexual orientation, and the individual attempts to gain the acceptance of family, friends, coworkers children raised by openly homosexual parents are more likely to develop a homosexual orientation than children raised by heterosexual parents. Both heterosexual behavior and homosexual behavior are normal aspects of human sexuality both have been documented in many different cultures and historical eras a simple and direct discussion of sexual orientation for young people who may be questioning their sexual orientation, and for parents who may first be learning their child is.
Many lesbian and gay parents are not open about their sexual orientation due to real fears of discrimination, homophobia, and threats of losing custody of their children those who do participate in this type of research are usually relatively open about their homosexuality and, therefore, may bias the research towards a particular group of gay. When do kids “know” their orientation kids and teens recognize their sexual orientation early --it's an abrupt awareness heterosexual and gay individuals experience crushes in much the same way.
Of sexual orientation, parents who had liberal attitudes about gender were less likely to decorate their children’s rooms according to gender stereotypes and were more likely to have children with similar attitudes about gender (sutfin, fulcher, bowles, and patterson 2007. Lgbt parenting refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people raising one or more children as parents or foster care parents this includes: children raised by same-sex couples ( same-sex parenting ), children raised by single lgbt parents, and children raised by an opposite-sex couple where at least one partner is lgbt. Gay parents as good as straight ones and the presence of social and economic support for the family than by the gender or the sexual orientation of their parents,” siegel writes with coauthor ellen perrin, a tufts university professor of pediatrics and director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics now on to homosexual parents.
Definitions sexual orientation 4,5 refers to an individual’s pattern of physical and emotional arousal toward other persons heterosexual individuals are attracted to persons of the opposite sex, homosexual individuals are attracted to persons of the same sex, and bisexual individuals are attracted to persons of both sexes. As a result of these meetings, as well as my own research, i have found that one of the things that helps parents come to terms with their children's sexual orientation is the idea that being gay. The effects of lesbian and gay parenting on children’s we assume that parents sexual orientation does not directly affect children’s relationship with their parents or peers or their psychosocial the effects of lesbian and gay parenting on children’s development.
There is no scientific basis for concluding that lesbian mothers or gay fathers are unfit parents on the basis of their sexual orientation (armesto, 2002 patterson, 2000 tasker & golombok, 1997) on the contrary, results of research suggest that lesbian and gay parents are as likely as heterosexual parents to provide supportive and healthy.