New Family Values

Nontraditional families are thriving more than ever. Here's how to prepare your child for prejudices he or she might face.

Nontraditional families are thriving
Today's families come in all shapes and sizes, from Leave It to Beaver's Mom and Pop model to "nontraditional families" raised by lesbian or gay partners or a single mom or dad. According to the Census Bureau, between six and 10 million American children lived in gay, lesbian, or bisexual households in the year 2000. Single parents were heads of household in 27 percent of all families with children under the age of 18. Unfortunately, our society isn't as open-minded ...

As more singles and gay and lesbian couples are becoming parents by way of adoption, their children may face questions from their schoolmates or tough class projects. Here’s how families thrive.


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