Skip to comments.Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families
Posted on 06/10/2012 4:06:37 PM PDT by Steelfish
Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families
By Cheryl Wetzstein- June 10, 2012
Two studies released Sunday may act like brakes on popular social-science assertions that gay parents are the same as or maybe better than married, mother-father parents.
The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go, Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said in his study in Social Science Research.
Using a new, gold standard data set of nearly 3,000 randomly selected American young adults, Mr. Regnerus looked at their lives on 40 measures of social, emotional and relationship outcomes.
He found that, when compared with adults raised in married, mother-father families, adults raised by lesbian mothers had negative outcomes in 24 of 40 categories, while adults raised by gay fathers had negative outcomes in 19 categories.
Findings such as these do not support claims that there are no differences between gay parenting and heterosexual, married parents, said Mr. Regnerus, who helped develop the New Family Structures Study at the university.
Instead, children appear most apt to succeed well as adults when they spend their entire childhood with their married mother and father, and especially when the parents remain married to the present day, he wrote.
Mr. Regnerus study of 2,988 persons ages 18 to 39 including 175 adults raised by lesbian mothers and 73 adults raised by gay fathers marks the first research from the new dataset, which initially included some 15,000 persons.
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No! Really? You are shattering my world.
Like we didn’t already know this.
How many of these studies have to be done before we can all just admit that a Mom and Dad, married, raising their own children, is the best situation for the child?
We didn’t need a study to know this.
Those who believe otherwise will never believe this study anyway, but of course living with fruits is not the best situation for children.
“May I have your attention please. There is a telephone call for Captain Obvious. If Captain Obvious is in the house, please pick up a courtesy phone and dial 9.”
Now if we could get parents to stop fighting each other and learn to love their families.
They needed a study to determine this? Next up a study to determine if the sky is blue.
Paging Captain Obvious?
My gosh, brilliance never ceases!
My gosh, brilliance never ceases!
When I read the title, my first thought was NO SH#T, SHERLOCK!
This study’s finding won’t be allowed to stand. The study authors will be attacked, discredited and transformed into homophobes.
We have people like Ellen and Elton and Rosie who think they’re right and we’re wrong. We’re not !! They’re screwing up everything no matter where they go. Go back in the closet. It’s absolutely wrong that I have to deal with your perverted life style. Why is the government NOT protecting me and my children and grandchildren from you perverts?
Now they’re going to do a study on whether the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
Can I get a billion dollar gubbermint grant to do this study? I’ll even take pictures to prove it.
Sadly, with today's media, we do need something like this to be printed.
This goes along with the study that showed children do better when raised by stay at home mothers. It’s strange we live in a society where is the obvious is so scorned.
(I could not resist.)
It’s because libs live in a fantasy world and are doing everything possible to use the government to force us to go along with their fantasy, in this case the one that says “men and women are the same and interchangeable”.
Was this redundant study funded by taxpayer dollars?
What it boils down to is that you and your kids are not a well heeled , left leaning , politically active lobby with ties to the media and Hollywood. All valuable assets if you happen to be a leftist politician.
Always remember leftists crave power and will dedicate their lives to it. Conservatives are more in tune with General Washington. They don't want power but will grudgingly accept it when they feel their country needs them.
I agree completely. It’s the concretazation of the Marxist fantasy which unfortunately claims victims of America’s children.
My wife and her fellow kindergarten teachers could have told them that and saved a lot of grant money. They have been saying it for years. The other group of children that fail are the kids of single parents with revolving door boyfriends or uncles living with the parent just long enough for the child to learn their name, frequently they don’t, or the mother to get pregnant.
I appreciate the info and the study, as often those pushing homosexual adoption etc. use the other, tiny, narrow study to push their (totally wrong) agenda.
Children need both. married. parents. throughout their lives, or there will be a negative result of one magnitude or another.
We all can’t help it if we lose a spouse to death or illness or even divorce, but, we can stop the push towards homo parenting. It is bad for kids from the start.
Similar to a broken leg. If you break a leg somewhere through the race, you are not going to do as well, although you can often continue and get there. But why deliberately break your leg before the starting gun goes off? Give the kids the best start you can, and do all you can to preserve the best situation for them.
And how much money did we spend for this “common sense” study?
Oh, that’s right, it’s not for the common sense crowd....it’s for the highly educated ones that are bereft of common sense....they needed it to be educated.
I’ve seen some of this first hand. I had a sister-in-law who was married to a boozing, marijuana using, womanizing jerk. She was his second wife. She had two sons around the time I had my kids. She tried to be the perfect mother and have a perfect home. She ended up in rehab and decided she was actually a lesbian (no surprise after he bad treatment by the men in her life.) Not long after, she moved in with her new lover. Both her sons ended up juvenile delinquents, jailed multiple times and on drugs. We lived in a small town. A sister-in-law was a college instructor married to a very prominent cardiologist. One of their children is a doctor, the other a sociologist, both married with children. Quite the compare and contrast within the extended family. Doesn’t take a genius....
Indeed. Before we know it, both Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are bound to be criminalized.
The way of the family is the way of God. What more needs be said?
Well, we know what at least one of those categories is.
According to 0pansy, being a homo is a ‘green job’. It's a green job because the more homo's there are, the less breeding, thus less pollution......
Saved or created baby, saved or created.
BIG surprise......NOT! :)
I always cringe when I read or hear about innocent children being adopted (sold) by queers. That child is being involuntarily thrust into a perverted life style from which they probably will never recover. Pray for each and everyone of them.
I can’t believe the Slimes allowed this study to be disseminated.
“Like we didnt already know this.”
Ronaldus Magnus said it best:
You’re right about that; the data should be saved/stored by interested parties, because it doesn’t fit “the program”.
“I always cringe when I read or hear about innocent children being adopted (sold) by queers. That child is being involuntarily thrust into a perverted life style from which they probably will never recover.”
Besides the obvious risk (the child’s physical safety), what chance could they have with “parents” that are certifiably crazy? Until it was changed decades ago for purely political reasons, homosexuality was rightly considered a mental illness.