New Research Finds Children in Homosexual-led Households Have More Emotional Problems than Kids with a Mom and Dad

One of the San Francisco "Sisters" works the annual Easter egg hunt, which is held the morning of the Christ-mocking "Hunky Jesus" contest.

Parenting, San Francisco-style: One of the San Francisco drag-queen “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” works the 2013 Easter egg hunt, which is held the morning of the Christ-mocking “Hunky Jesus” contest every Easter Sunday. A new study finds the use of mental health treatment services is nearly double among children with same-sex parents when contrasted with those of opposite-sex parents. Children in homosexual-led households are naturally more exposed to aberrant sexual and gender behaviors–like those on display at “Gay Pride” parades–than children in normal mother-father homes. Photo: AFTAH; click to enlarge.

The following is an excerpt from an article on the excellent website The Public Discourse:

New Research on Same-Sex Households Reveals Kids Do Best With Mom and Dad

By  
Public Discourse,

Published research employing the New Family Structures Study (NFSS), the ECLS (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study), the US Census (ACS), the Canadian Census, and now the NHIS all reveal a comparable basic narrative, namely, that children who grow up with a married mother and father fare best.

A new study published in the February 2015 issue of the British Journal of Education, Society, and Behavioural Science appears to be the largest yet on the matter of same-sex households and children’s emotional outcomes. It analyzed 512 children of same-sex parents, drawn from a pool of over 207,000 respondents who participated in the (US) National Health Interview Survey(NHIS) at some point between 1997 and 2013.

Results reveal that, on eight out of twelve psychometric measures, the risk of clinical emotional problems, developmental problems, or use of mental health treatment services is nearly double among those with same-sex parents when contrasted with children of opposite-sex parents. The estimate of serious child emotional problems in children with same-sex parents is 17 percent, compared with 7 percent among opposite-sex parents, after adjusting for age, race, gender, and parent’s education and income. Rates of ADHD were higher as well—15.5 compared to 7.1 percent. The same is true for learning disabilities: 14.1 vs. 8 percent.

The study’s author, sociologist Paul Sullins, assessed a variety of different hypotheses about the differences, including comparative residential stability, experience of stigma or bullying, parental emotional problems (6.1 percent among same-sex parents vs. 3.4 percent among opposite-sex ones), and biological attachment. Each of these factors predictably aggravated children’s emotional health, but only the last of these—biological parentage—accounted for nearly all of the variation in emotional problems. While adopted children are at higher risk of emotional problems overall, being adopted did not account for the differences between children in same-sex and opposite-sex households. It’s also worth noting that while being bullied clearly aggravates emotional health, there was no difference in self-reported experience of having been bullied between the children of same-sex and opposite-sex parents….

Continued on Public Discourse [HERE]

This article was posted on Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 9:42 am and is filed under "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", Homosexuality - Practical Considerations, News. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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