Thoughts on Family
For this post, I'm going to try and get my brain matter bubbling by contemplating aloud what family means. Hopefully that'll help me think of good questions to ask my expert. What i want to ask my expert, who i think should be some kind of family psychologist/therapist, is questions about family life, and how they think having a gay parent affects that. I want some general professional knowledge on families, and then i want knowledge specifically on gay parents. I find that i think best when i have a quote, or idea, to work off of.
The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck
This is a quote i came upon while doing my reasearch. I really liked it. I think it shows how families, specificaly siblings relate to eachother. Most siblings relations can be described as love hate. You wish they'd go away but you don't know what you'd do if they leave. The girl i'm doing the personal interview part on has a brother, and they're worst enemies and best friends. They fight constantly but they never stop loving eachother. I think it also shows a good family fights. A functional family gets in aruments, they slam doors, they yell. Loving your family means being honest which means there will be fghts. I think the most important quiestion i could ask my prfessional would be makes a 'good family'?I should also ask my professional how does having a gay parent affect other relations in the family i.e. siblings?
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
Dr. Zeuss said that. I think that can apply to all families, but i can especaially apply to families in the minority, including gay parent familes. I need to ask their professional oppinion, are gays unfit parents (in their professional opinion) should gay parents come out? Would it be healthier for the child or not? I believe honesty and individualitiy is extremely important. I also need to ask if they believe there is any predjudice againstgay parent kids? If there are, what are the best ways to deal with that? I'll need to ask more questions but I think the ones mentinoned in this post are the most important.