Kids With Lesbian Parents Report Higher Self-Esteem Than Kids With Heterosexual Parents

Williams Institute In the News

HuffingtonPost-LogoBy  Cavan Sieczkowski
February 25, 2014

Same-sex parents might still have an uphill battle to forge, but a new study seems to provide a helpful push in the right direction.

In a study billed as the first to compare adolescent-parent relationships and adolescent well-being in intact lesbian and heterosexual families, children of lesbians reported having higher self-esteem and lower conduct problems than those of heterosexual couples.

“By controlling for variables that might otherwise impact child outcomes, this study provides  ….

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