Father figures in a lesbian family

Naomi Hanna, Certified Nurse Midwife, shares advice for lesbian parents on how to make sure that their children have positive role models of both genders
The Benefits of Father Figures In A Lesbian Family
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Father figures in a lesbian family

Comment
419
Like
419
Transcription: 
When you’re a family with two moms, you often get a lot of questions about your children’s need for a father figure or for male role models in their life. And it’s interesting, because there is a big study done that showed that children that were born into a household of two moms are actually more well adjusted as adults than kids who have even a mother and a father in a traditional family setting. So we know that an environment with two moms creates a healthy, nurturing environment for children. But, of course, it’s good for kids to have positive role models of both genders and so what we’ve done is we’ve made sure that our kids each have two godfathers and have close relationships with their grandfathers. And that any friends that are in our life who are men are invited to participate in certain things. So, for example, when our son exhibited a desire to learn to use power tools, we made sure there was somebody there to help him do a project. And when our son was learning how to pee standing up, we made sure there was someone who was comfortable taking him to the bathroom to show him how to pee standing up and not hit the wall.

Naomi Hanna, Certified Nurse Midwife, shares advice for lesbian parents on how to make sure that their children have positive role models of both genders

Transcript

Expert Bio

More from Expert

Naomi Hannah, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Naomi Hannah is a midwife who has worked in several birth settings: she has been a Doula, a Certified Professional Midwife, a labor and delivery nurse, and is now a Certified Nurse Midwife. Naomi has approached the many facets of birthing from various angles; a birth center, a home birth practice, and currently a hospital-based practice. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her partner of 13 years and their two children, Eden who is 10 and Ezra, seven, both born with the help of known donors. Her personal experience and professional skills have made it possible to help other women conceive at home with alternative insemination.  She is also a singer-songwriter who has taught preschool music classes. She enjoys sharing music with her children and watching their musical language unfold. 

More Parenting Videos from Naomi Hannah, CNM >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter