While there are many differences between kids raised by opposite-sex parents and children raised by same-sex parents, scientific research shows that they’re equally as likely to be successful. According to Gary Gates, a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, the children of same-sex parents outperform their opposite-sex counterparts in a wide range of outcomes. “This is particularly true of boys,” he said.
A study by Sullins (2015) examined the outcomes of children from same-sex unions and heterosexual single parents. The authors compared 80 measures of parenting, and found that children of heterosexual parents were no different from children raised by a heterosexual couple. The study also examined children raised by a gay father. However, the researchers emphasized that the study was a statistically valid sample because the children of same-sex parents were not significantly different from children of heterosexual parents.
In addition to the societal differences, the study also focuses on the differences in child outcomes. Children of same-sex parents face a number of difficulties in childhood and adulthood. They may experience direct teasing, explicit harassment, and episodes of “microaggressions” such as insults, invalidations, and assaults. Consequently, they’re more likely to experience emotional and social problems than children of heterosexual parents.
Despite the challenges associated with same-sex parenting, many children of same-sex parents have a better social development than their heterosexual counterparts. The research also emphasized the importance of increasing the diversity of the population. However, there is no proof that these advantages outweigh the negatives. However, same-sex parents need to be supportive and consistent to ensure that their children’s needs are met.
Some criticisms have claimed that children of same-sex parents do not do as well as children of heterosexual parents. The study, however, found that children of opposite-sex parents do better in academics than their heterosexual counterparts. But Sullins argued this was not true and cited other widely accepted studies. While the research is not conclusive, it is important to note that children of same-sex parents do have a greater understanding of diversity and positive views of their own families.
However, contrary to popular belief, lesbian-sex parents’ children do not have any negative effects. In fact, they fare just as well as their heterosexual counterparts, if not better. As a matter of fact, the children of lesbian parents are generally more confident than their opposite-sex peers. The study authors noted that lesbian parents are more likely to involve their children in their lives, and that this is the key to achieving equality.
A study of 174 kids in primary school compared the social development of children of heterosexual and homosexual parents. While children born to lesbian or gay parents are not more likely to become non-conformist, those who spend their preschool years playing with toys that are not traditionally assigned to sex are more likely to go into non-traditional careers and choose hobbies that are less gender-specific. However, if the parents were same-sex, it is likely that they’d be more likely to encourage non-conformity.
In addition to adopting lesbian or gay couples, there are many children awaiting adoption. Because of these problems, there’s a huge stigma associated with gay adoption. However, there are numerous benefits to the children of same-sex parents, so the question remains: how do children turn out? There are many factors that determine the outcome of such a decision. While the results from the study were mixed, they show that lesbian-sex children are more likely to have a successful outcome in school.
In the same study, gay fathers’ children had similar psychological well-being as their heterosexual counterparts. This was a positive development because children of gay fathers had higher levels of social interaction and were less likely to develop psychiatric problems than children of heterosexual parents. It also found that children of both parents had similar levels of disciplinary aggression and externalizing problems. The differences in the two groups were statistically significant.