Heather Has Two Textbooks

, Malcolm A. Kline, 4 Comments

While parents of public school children may feel besieged by alternative lifestyles, one public school teacher doesn’t think the literature available to them is diverse enough. “It takes a lot of work to find books that include same-gender parents, step-parents, foster or adoptive children, or other nontraditional families as background in an adventure tale, a friendship parable, or a holiday romp; nontraditional families are either the topic of the story or, more likely, not included at all,” Willow McCormick writes in the summer issue of Rethinking Schools magazine. “When two-parent, heterosexual families are presented as the norm in story after story, near [year] in and year out, an insidious message is conveyed: Families that don’t conform to this structure are not normal.”

“And, of course, the message is reinforced in the majority of movies and television shows geared toward children.”  McCormick is a second and third-grade teacher in West Linn, Oregon. One wonders which television shows she is referring to.

heather two mommies book

For that matter, not only has the book Heather Has Two Mommies been in circulation since 1989, but it has been joined by a host of others, in English and Spanish, such as My New Daddy and My New Mommy.

  • Anonymous

    This “teacher” is mental. When it is a lifestyle of less than 5% of the population, it is clearly not the norm.

    Two-parent, heterosexual families ARE the norm. The human race has spent several thousand years perfecting this model for the family, and it seems to have been adopted in most every society around the world, even before there was much contact between the various different tribes and clans.

    There may be some primates in the wild that have different sexual pairing strategies, but for human beings, the male-female bound for the purpose of raising the young, that continues for a very long term, seemsto serve all the purposes admirably.

    Anything else is just, well, anti-children.

    And it IS for the children, isn’t it? Good grief, these people are truly sick-minded

  • Servo1969

    “When two-parent, heterosexual families are presented as the norm in story after story, near [year] in and year out, an insidious message is conveyed: Families that don’t conform to this structure are not normal.”

    Well you see, dear, that’s because THEY AREN’T. And they’re not supposed to be.

    Jeez Loueez…
    Remember when conservatives said ‘You wait. They’ll be promoting homosexuality in kindergarten,’ and Liberals said, ‘Oh, don’t be silly. That’s ludicrous. We just want tolerance.’

    Well?

    You know what’s next, right?

    “Heather and Her Mommy are Girlfriends”

    What’s that? I’m crazy? I’m off my meds? I’m just spouting hateful nonsense?

    Really?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/10948796/Paedophilia-is-natural-and-normal-for-males.html

  • DaCoachK

    I never thought I’d see the day when being NORMAL would be so chastised.

  • tryingtopickaname

    “When two-parent, heterosexual families are presented as the norm in story after story, near [year] in and year out, an insidious message is conveyed: Families that don’t conform to this structure are not normal.”

    When two-parent, heterosexual families are the norm, it is only logical that they be presented as the norm. Geez, this Willow is a dolt.