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Raising Children in a Home with Two Moms or Two Dads

In Parenting by Elizabeth Stephenson

Non-traditional families are no longer the rarity they were just 25 years ago. Today, it is not unusual for a child to be raised in a family with same-sex parents. These families face most of the same issues that traditional families face. But there can still be added stresses for children with two moms or dads. Not all of society has embraced same-sex marriage, and the children that are raised in such a family can be subject to ridicule, rejection, and discrimination. The children may not experience this ridicule until middle school, when some classmates start learning and exhibiting the prejudices of their parents. It’s important to have open and honest communication with your children. Without that, you won’t know when they may be facing ridicule or discrimination. And if …