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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2004 Oct;74(4):467-79.

Children's play narratives: what they tell us about lesbian-mother families.

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Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, London, England.

Abstract

Play narratives can offer a unique insight into the child's internal world. This study compared the play narratives of children in 38 lesbian-mother families; 73 two-parent, heterosexual-mother families; and 58 single-heterosexual-mother families recruited from a general population sample. Findings indicated positive mother-child relationships and well-adjusted children. Girls' narratives showed more affection than boys' and were more strongly associated with mothers' interview measures, suggesting that girls' play narratives reveal a more accurate picture of family relationships.

PMID:
15554808
DOI:
10.1037/0002-9432.74.4.467
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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