Parenting in Planned Lesbian Families
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Parenting in Planned Lesbian Families
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€ 32,95
ISBN
9789056293673
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Paperback
Number of pages
120
Language
English
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16 x 24 cm
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Table of Contents - 6 I Parenting in Planned Lesbian Families - Introduction - 8 II Lesbian families and family functioning: An overview - 12 III Planned lesbian families: Their desire and motivation to have children - 32 IV Experiences of parenthood, couple relationship, social support, and child rearing goals in planned lesbian families - 48 V Family characteristics, child rearing and child adjustment in planned lesbian families - 62 VI Minority stress, experience of parenthood, and child adjustment - 80 VII Discussion - 92 References - 98 Summary - 108 Curriculum Vitae - 111 List of publications - 112

Henny Bos

Parenting in Planned Lesbian Families

This thesis reports on a study on lesbian families in which the children were born to the lesbian relationship (planned lesbian families). How strong is the desire of lesbian mothers to have a child, and what are their motivations? How do lesbian mothers experience parenthood? What do they strive for in child rearing? How do they experience the relationship with their partner, and do they feel supported by others? What is the quality of the parent-child relationship in lesbian families? Do lesbian mothers feel rejected, and if so, does this have a negative impact on their role as a parent, and does it negatively influence child adjustment? All these questions are examined in ‘Parenting in Planned Lesbian Families’, this by studying 100 two-mother families and compare them with 100 heterosexual families. It is the largest study on planned lesbian families to date.
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Henny Bos

After graduating in Educational Sciences from Utrecht University, Henny Bos (1963) worked under the supervision of Theo Sandfort as a research assistant and junior researcher at the Department of Gay and Lesbian Studies at Utrecht University and the Rutger NISSO Group. The past four years, she was employed at the Department of Education of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science of the University of Amsterdam, where she carried out her PhD research on parenting in lesbian families, under the supervision of Dymph van den Boom and Frank van Balen. The research was funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).