Lesbian and Gay parents

Lesbian and Gay parents - Lesbian and Gay parents o Between...

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Lesbian and Gay parents o Between 2 and 6 millions children have lesbian or gay parents o Children of gay parents are very similar in their development to children of heterosexual parents in terms of… Adjustment, personality, and relationships with peers, sexual orientation and gender-typed behavior o Evidence suggests that these children have greater acceptance of gay and lesbian individuals Maternal employment and Child Care o Greater acceptance of mothers working outside the home – 60% of mother with children under 6 o There are more opportunities for women in the work place o Increased financial need, often from single motherhood o Types of child care Center based Family child care Surrogate parent in home School-aged care o Effects of child care There is little evidence that maternal employment has a negative affect on children The effect of maternal employment is more positive if the mother wants to work and is doing what she likes. Such mothers have higher self esteem
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 250 taught by Professor Okeke during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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