Dr - Top Psychologist Salutes Sir Elton On The Way He Handled Baby News

0
0
Subscribe to DR alerts

Top child psychologist DR. FRAN WALFISH has congratulated SIR Elton John and David Furnish on their Christmas baby, insisting they'll make great parents.
Walfish, the author of new book The Self-Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building A Better Bond with Your Child, salutes the couple on its decision to keep the pregnancy and the identity of the surrogate top secret - and she hopes the media will respect the Rocket Man's privacy as he tackles fatherhood for the first time.
Little Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born on Christmas Day (25Dec10) and Sir Elton and Furnish waited until Monday (27Dec10) to announce the happy news.
Dr. Walfish says, "They are already positioning their family with a surrounding wall of privacy and protection. They have laid the first layer of bricks and mortar as foundation for shielding for their son.
"These parents have taken their first steps to normalise the childhood of little Zachary. It's hard enough parenting a child. The challenge of parenting under the scrutiny of public judgmental opinion increase complications for both child and parents. Good job, Elton and David!"
And she warns bigots who may question whether two gay men can give a child everything he or she needs to keep their thoughts to themselves - because in her experience more and more kids are being brought up by gay or lesbian parents.
She adds, "Each classroom where I have expert consulted in private schools has at least one family where the constellation consists of a gay couple, male or female, and their child or children.
"Research suggests that they turn out about the same, no better, no worse and no more likely to be gay than other kids. My professional clinical experience is that gay parents have the same challenges that heterosexual parents do. They must balance loving and nurturing their child with setting and following-through on clear boundaries."


Contactmusic

Tags: DR - Elton John - David Furnish

0
0
Subscribe to DR alerts
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

The heart-pounding teaser trailer for American Sniper had so much promise that perhaps a current...

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

Mark Ronson - Daffodils ft. Kevin Parker Audio

Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through...

Mark Ronson - Daffodils (Audio) Video

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Do yourself a favour and go watch American Sniper this festive season. Or Selma. Should you...

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Bastille - Oblivion [Live]

Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum...

Bastille - Oblivion [Live] Video

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

Production for 'American Sniper' began back in May, 2012, after Warner Brothers acquired...

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

James Corden, the comedian who rose to fame on the critically acclaimed comedy...

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

The reviews are in for Unbroken and the film, directed by Academy Award...

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists "We Did Not Cave"

After the news that several theaters in the U.S are to screen the controversial...

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple "Separated Amicably Earlier This Year"

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have separated after thirteen years...

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple
Advertisement

Comments

DR Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on DR

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All