One of a child's first challenges is to understand his or her own world. For gay dads this presents its own set of issues, because much of the material we use with our kids basically ignores our very existence. That is not likely to change, that standard being the majority, so LGBT families find ways to cope. I was constantly editing as I read my boys "good night" books, changing the word "mommy" to "papa" so that they heard a story about a world that they found instantly recognizable. Gay dads don't get many advantages in the parenting landscape these days, what with cantankerous celebrities and bogus "studies" bashing us at every turn.
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