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Kids of Lesbian Parents are Happier and Smarter

Update Date: Nov 09, 2012 07:18 AM EST

According to a new study, kids of lesbian parents are said to be smarter and happier than kids of regular parents.

According to the report from the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study which aimed at removing doubts about homosexual parenting, kids of lesbian parents were found to be doing better in school and are generally happier than their peers.

The study involved the observation of 76 children whose parents were lesbians. They included 38 boys and 38 girls who were all aged 17. They were asked questions about their present lives and future plans. It was found that all these 76 children had plans of going to college and they all were proud of their strong family bonds and appeared to be grateful for their non-traditional families.

Though in previous studies it was found that children with homosexual parents experienced a lot of peer pressure, the times have changed and strong parenting from homosexual parents have taught them to handle all kinds of situations. It was also found that kids of lesbian parents showed lesser signs of behavioral problems.

One of the kids involved in the study wrote in his questionnaire, "They teach me to be accepting of all people on this earth, no matter what differences they may have."

Another girl said her mothers were "very successful, powerful, beautiful women who are happy with their lives and I would love to end up like them."

Nanette Gartrell, M.D., principal investigator of the study said in a statement: "These kids were planned and their lesbian mothers were very engaged in parenting."

"At the end of high school, the teens tell us that they have excellent grades, feel connected to their families and friends, and admire their parents."

"As a psychiatrist, I can say that these are the types of childrearing outcomes that every parent hopes for."

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