Parenthood changes the bodies and minds of men as well as women

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  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 12, 2014 9:17 a.m.

    The title say's "men and women" and then goes on to describe a couple high school kids with poor or no sex education.
    A more accurate title would have been "children having children and dealing with it."

  • JD Las Vegas, NV
    June 11, 2014 2:14 p.m.

    @gmlewis - Well same sex unions have not been allowed until recent so obviously the numbers are not high, yet. But the latest census report shows only 2% of the United States is Mormon, whereas 10 percent of all males in the United States and 5% of all females identify as gay/lesbian (this does not include bisexual, transgender, etc.) The real percentages tend to be something that heterosexual society is completely inaccurate about. So we are talking 15% of all Americans in the United States are gay, and only 2% are Mormon, so the media really should placate to homosexuals far more than Mormons. I know what your thinking, "except in Utah"

  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    June 9, 2014 3:35 p.m.

    @waikiki dove - Same sex unions are a tiny minority of the population. There is no need for Deseret News to placate the gays in every article in their family section.

  • waikiki_dave Honolulu, HI
    June 9, 2014 11:09 a.m.

    This article by Lois is interesting but it begs the questions of why the DN felt the need to include it on page 1 of their website. It is obvious that the implication of this article is that parenthood should be an exclusive right of a man and a woman. Although there is no mention of same-gender parents raising children, they are conspicuously excluded. Sorry to inform the DN that the reality is same sex couples will soon be entitled to legal status and will be able to raise families in the same manner as straight couples. Stop the negative salient propaganda against marriage equality.

  • jeanie orem, UT
    June 9, 2014 8:46 a.m.

    That change that comes about in men and women because of becoming a parent is wonderful. Parenting with both is like seeing with the perspective of both eyes. Each eye seeing a slightly different view, but putting that vision together creates depth. Children benefit. I would not want to parent alone, (and my hat is off to those who do).

    I came from a home where mom called most of the shots. When I became a mom I assumed I would know best how to raise the kids, that my opinion was the correct one. My husband insisted on equal air time and I quickly learned we were an equally yoked team pulling together, not one leading the other along in this parenting adventure. Our kids benefited greatly from an involved dad and mom and the growth that we both have experienced as individuals, because we are parents, is significant.