Parents' zone

New family forms

Expert: Professor Susan Golombok
Masterclass structure: 9 lessons (46:19 minutes)

About this class

In this masterclass, renowned Professor Susan Golombok examines children of gay fathers, lesbian mothers, donor conception parents, surrogates, trans-parents, and single mothers by choice to find out if they are as well-adjusted as children growing up in traditional families. This masterclass is of interest to parents of any of these new family forms and to parents of more traditional families as it will challenge popular misconceptions.

 

About the expert

Professor Susan Golombok is Professor Emerita of Family Research and former Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge. Her research examines the impact of new family forms on parenting and child development, specifically lesbian mother families, gay father families, single mothers by choice and families created by assisted reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilisation (IVF), donor insemination, egg donation, and surrogacy. Her most recent book is We are Family: What really matters for Parents and Children, published in 2020.

Lessons in this class

10 Lessons (46:19min)
0. Lesson - Meet your expert 0:31
1. Lesson - Aim of this masterclass 1:00
2. Lesson - Lesbian mother families 4:12
3. Lesson - Assisted reproduction families 15:44
4. Lesson - Surrogacy families 6:49
5. Lesson - Single mothers by choice 2:49
6. Lesson - Gay father families 6:14
7. Lesson - Transgender families 2:58
8. Lesson - Are children of new families stigmatised? 4:20
9. Lesson - Take home message 1:42

This content is exclusive for our members. We invite you to join us by clicking on GET STARTED to enjoy our library of masterclasses and podcast.

Related classes

Adolescence Childhood
Dr Harriet Tenenbaum explains why it is important for children to be emotionally competent. She will also explain the process through which children become emotionally competent and strategies that parents can do to promote this. (...)
Adolescence Childhood
Nutritionist Sophie Ricard, will provide parents with a step-by-step guide to understand the links between the food their child eats and the health of their body and brain. (...)
Adolescence Childhood
Executive functions are a really important set of skills that we use in our everyday life. They are planning, flexibility, organisation, self-regulation.... As you can tell, mastering them helps us to do well in life. (...)
Adolescence Childhood
In this masterclass, you will learn how children understand race as well as useful tips to discuss this topic. It can be hard to talk to your child about racism. (...)

Registered in England & Wales. Company No.13460950. Registered office Salatin House, 19 Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA, United Kingdom

Important information about cookies
This web portal uses its own and third-party cookies to collect information that helps optimize your visit. Cookies are not used to collect personal information. You can allow its use or reject it, you can also change its settings whenever you want. More information is available in our Cookies policy.
These cookies help make the website usable by activating basic functions such as web browsing. page and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Statistical cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and providing information anonymously.