Raising Children in a Female Homosexual Household Essay

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Today’s society, family structure has changed dramatically from the traditional nuclear family to the unconventional, such as single parent and same sex families. Over some decades, many individuals questioned whether or not a parent’s sexual orientation affected their child’s sexual preference. There is some significant research that has shown that children with lesbian parents are not as different from children with heterosexual parents. Many individuals stated that it is the value of the parent’s relationship with the child and not the parent’s sexual orientation that affects the child’s development. Contrary to the popular belief, children raised by homosexual parents are not more likely to become gay than children who are raised by …show more content…
“According to Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development, it states that all children go through specific stages as their brain matures. It also stated that these stages are completed in a fixed order within all children, according to their age range (Atherton).” In other words, one cannot expect a two month baby to solve simple math problems as that of a five year old would. There are four stages of which Piaget grouped the development of a child according to the age groups, in which the interaction with people and their environment is essential for cognitive development. “The sensorimotor stage (birth until age 2) children use their senses to explore their environment. The preoperational stage (2 until age 7) children are not able to see other's viewpoints other than their own. The concrete operational stage (7 until 12) children begin to think logically, but only with a practical aid. The last stage of Piaget’s cognitive theory is the formal operation stage (12 through adulthood) in which children develop abstract thinking and begin to think logically in their minds (Piaget).” With this in mind, one can conclude that children raised in same-sex environments showed no differences in cognitive development as they would if they were raised in a heterosexual environment. Children raised by lesbians will go through the same development stages as stated by Piaget’s theory. A baby will use it senses to be aware of their environment, such

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