Family type matters, but it does not determine destiny. If you want to identify children who are at risk of doing poorly, the number of involved parents is a poor indicator
Growing up in a single parent family or being raised by parents who are not married does not condemn children to a life of unhappiness, underachievement and delinquency. Yet conservative social commentators repeatedly argue that there is overwhelming evidence that two married parents provide the optimal family for raising children.
After more than 25 years as a family researcher, I find it disappointing this interpretation of research continues to be …read more