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Friday Oct 24

Family and Relationships

Modern Family

Friday, 24 October 2014 09:40

Parents adopt less conventional roles in busy times, tough economy.

While moms are doing more paid work outside the home than in the past, dads are contributing more to household chores and child care, says a Pew Research study examining how moms and dads juggle the demands of modern-day parenting.

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Family Equality

Friday, 24 October 2014 09:40

Children raised by same-sex parents thrive as well as those raised by heterosexuals.

Foster children placed in homes with same-sex parents flourish as well as those adopted by heterosexual parents, found a UCLA study examining at-risk children and their adoptive families. In fact, same-sex parents often adopted children who had more challenges than their peers, with these kids ending up doing as well as those facing fewer obstacles.

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Josephine's Problem

Friday, 24 October 2014 09:40

Studies show GLBT parents raise equally well-adjusted children, but prejudice persists. 

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In a compelling personal account, TX-based social worker Josephine P. Tittsworth, LMSW shares her story of struggle within the foster care system. Despite of research showing that GLBT parents produce equally well-adjusted children, stories like Josephine’s are all too common. demodirt.com is grateful to Josephine for sharing this personal and painful story of strength in the face of great adversity.

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Blogging Away the Baby Blues

Friday, 24 October 2014 09:40

Mom blogs help new mothers handle parenting challenges.

Connecting with others—even via the Internet—helps relieve some of the inevitable stressors of parenthood, says a joint Penn State/Brigham Young University study that examined new mothers’ well-being and their use of online media.

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All Under One Roof

Friday, 24 October 2014 09:40

Poor economy sees a rise in multigenerational households.

More Americans are moving in with relatives to cut costs and manage tough times, says Pew, which calls multigenerational living “a financial lifeline” for many.

Hispanics lead the increase in the trend, followed by African-Americans, whites, then Asians, although Asians are most likely to live with family than any other group, overall. Between 2007 and 2009, Americans saw the greatest increase in multigenerational living ever, with an increase from 46.5 million to 51.4 million Americans living with family.

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