The Resource Growing up in a lesbian family : effects on child development, Fiona L. Tasker, Susan Golombok

Growing up in a lesbian family : effects on child development, Fiona L. Tasker, Susan Golombok

Label
Growing up in a lesbian family : effects on child development
Title
Growing up in a lesbian family
Title remainder
effects on child development
Statement of responsibility
Fiona L. Tasker, Susan Golombok
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Presenting a unique longitudinal study of 25 children raised in lesbian mother families, and a comparison group raised by single heterosexual mothers, the book lays out the developmental effects of growing up in a same-sex household - and confronts a range of myths and stereotypes along the way." "The book focuses on the follow-up interviews with grown-up children who took part in the study - all of whom were born to heterosexual partnerships but whose mothers later entered lesbian relationships. Shedding light on the quality of their family life, young adults share what it was like to grow up with a lesbian mother and her partner and discuss their level of awareness during childhood of growing up in a lesbian-headed home. Also considered are ways children from lesbian mother families integrate their family background with their school environment and cope with prejudice." "The study's painstakingly compiled findings clearly demonstrate that children from lesbian mother families are no more likely than others to experience mental health problems in adulthood, children generally form positive and mutually beneficial bonds with their mothers' female partners, social stigmatization does not prevent children from enjoying good relationships with peers, and children of lesbians are not more likely to identify as homosexual or bisexual themselves." "Expanding our notion of what "family" really means, this volume has important implications for child custody disputes involving a lesbian mother, as well as adoption and foster-parenting policy and issues of access to assisted reproduction procedures, such as donor insemination. It will be welcomed by professionals, educators, and students in psychology, social work, and sociology; others interested in the long-term influences of childhood experiences on adult life; and readers in women's studies and lesbian/gay studies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tasker, Fiona L
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ777.8
LC item number
.T39 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Golombok, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of gay parents
  • Lesbian mothers
  • Child development
  • Gender identity
  • Sex role
  • Child development
  • Children of gay parents
  • Gender identity
  • Lesbian mothers
  • Sex role
  • Lesbische liefde
  • Moeders
  • Ontwikkeling (psychologie)
  • Kinderen
  • Identité sexuelles
  • Enfants
  • Lesbianisme
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Identité sexuelle
  • Kind
  • Entwicklungsgefährdung
  • Lesbische Liebe
  • Familie
  • United States
Label
Growing up in a lesbian family : effects on child development, Fiona L. Tasker, Susan Golombok
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Parental influences on child development -- The longitudinal study -- Family relationships -- The family and the outside world -- Intimate relationships -- Psychological adjustment -- Conclusions -- Interviews with mothers and children -- Interviews with young adults
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9781572304123
Lccn
96444471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35714648
  • (OCoLC)ocm35714648
Label
Growing up in a lesbian family : effects on child development, Fiona L. Tasker, Susan Golombok
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Parental influences on child development -- The longitudinal study -- Family relationships -- The family and the outside world -- Intimate relationships -- Psychological adjustment -- Conclusions -- Interviews with mothers and children -- Interviews with young adults
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9781572304123
Lccn
96444471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35714648
  • (OCoLC)ocm35714648

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