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Kids in the House Author & Blogger Shares How To Explain Gay Marriage to a Child

Kids in the House Author & Blogger Shares How To Explain Gay Marriage to a Child

With same-sex marriage being legal in 35 states, including the District of Columbia, it is becoming increasingly common to see families with two dads or two moms. While the topic of gay marriage seems to be frequently in the news, it is still not nearly as common as marriage between heterosexuals. As a result, children are curious about the subject and it is often not easy to explain.

One of the most frequently fielded questions regarding gay marriage is about how the child “got here.” Author and blogger Susan Goldberg references Cory Silverberg’s book, “What Makes a Baby.” It explains the 4 things that every living person has in common: sperm, an egg, a womb to grow in, and a home to grow up in. Using this frame of reference makes it relatively simple to explain to a child.

One of the things that Susan Goldberg strongly recommends is being honest with children at all times. While younger children will benefit from simpler explanations, starting with the truth about where babies come from in same-sex marriages and “who is my real mom” will help kids become familiar with the concept earlier. And older children will appreciate the honesty, even if it does take them some time to process the information.

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About Kids in the House

Kids in the House is the world’s largest parenting video library with over 8,000 videos from 450 experts, including physicians, psychologists, researchers, educators, best-selling authors, and other celebrated voices in our culture. This website contains videos that feature parenting tips from parents who have dealt with particular issues and can share their hard-earned wisdom. 

Kids in the House is a place where parents have the opportunity to hear and share different perspectives and get solutions for parenting challenges that range from pregnancy to getting into college. The videos aim to help parents and caregivers become better at parenting by educating, inspiring, and entertaining. The videos are split into the following categories: All Parents, Pregnancy, Adoption, Baby, Toddler, Preschool, Elementary, Teen, and Special Needs. 

Leana Greene, founder and CEO of Kids in the House, is a parenting trends expert and one of the top female entrepreneurs in the United States. She aims for this website to be the most comprehensive resource of parenting advice available—one that respects the fact that there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

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