The Lesbian Parenting Book: A Guide to Creating Families and Raising Children

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Seal Press, May 27, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 403 pages
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Written by two experienced lesbian therapists and parents, this second completely revised edition of The Lesbian Parenting Book has been updated to reflect the contemporary cultural and political landscape, as well as current trends in parenting. Drawing on the real-life experiences of lesbian families and the latest information from family specialists, the authors present detailed, chapter-by-chapter information on each stage of parenthood and child development. New material includes information on circumcision, Internet safety, legal hoops for noncustodial parents, the facts about late-in-life pregnancies, moms working inside and outside of the home, and more. An essential text for every lesbian who is involved in?or considering?raising a family.
 

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Clunis and Green have put together a wonderful guide for lesbian parents and parents-to-be. Drawing on their own and others' experiences, the authors address many of the problems that lesbian parents ... Read full review

Contents

Our Unique Families
9
Alternative Insemination FosterParenting
19
Partners Fathers
41
Coming Out to Our Children and Families
61
Communication
86
Helping Our Children Through Loss and Divorce
112
Confronting Racism and Building Rainbows
132
New Family Traditions
153
Not Necessarily a Nightmare
259
Ten to Fourteen Years
277
Fourteen to Eighteen Years
303
Our Adult Children
330
Resources
347
Notes
361
General Bibliography
369
Selected Bibliography
386

Pregnancy and Childbirth
169
The First Eighteen Months
186
Three to Six Years
220
Six to Ten Years
239
Index
394
Acknoivledgments
402
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