I urge you to read this link thoroughly and be ready to be disgusted over the lies you were told all your life in our feminist culture about fatherhood. The following is just tip of of iceberg:
"Nearly 30 years ago, leading child psychologist Michael E. Lamb reminded us that fathers are the "forgotten contributors to child development."1 Since then, much work has been done to explore the ways fathers uniquely contribute to the healthy development of their children. Scholars now know that boys and girls who grow up with an involved father, as well as an involved mother, have stronger cognitive and motor skills, enjoy elevated levels of physical and mental health, become better problem-solvers, and are more confident, curious, and empathetic.
They also show greater moral sensitivity and self-control.
As they grow, well-fathered children are substantially less likely to be sexually involved at an early age, have babies out of wedlock, or be involved in criminal or violent behavior. They are much more likely to stay in school, do well there, and go to college.
Fathers can help Head Start programs become more effective in achieving positive outcomes for children.
Head Start programs can help to strengthen the parenting partnership, and help fathers to be more effective in their children's lives.
These five Building Blocks for Father Involvement will support Head Start programs in their efforts to promote father involvement. Building Block 1 provides up-to-date research on the essential role that fathers play in the healthy development of their children.
It is important that Head Start staff and parents understand the importance of the parenting partnership and why fathers are essential to children's well-being. This knowledge will help them to better meet the needs of families and children.
How Father Involvement Improves Child Well-Being.
There is a substantial body of research literature documenting the positive benefits fathers bring to the lives of their children. A review of studies on father involvement and child well-being published since 1980 found that 82 percent of these studies showed 'significant associations between positive father involvement and offspring well-being…'
An analysis of over 100 studies on parent-child relationships found that having a loving and nurturing father was as important for a child's happiness, well-being, and social and academic success as having a loving and nurturing mother. Some studies indicated father-love was a stronger contributor to some important positive child well-being outcomes.3 Weinraub, in 'Fatherhood: the Myth of the Second Class Parent,' states that 'There is no doubt that fathers are important contributors to child development. In particular, fathers significantly affect the development of sex roles, cognitive abilities and achievement motivation.'"
The Problem of Fatherlessness
"Just as it has documented the many benefits of positive father involvement, the research is clear on father absence and its negative consequences for children.
How Many Fatherless Children Are There in America? The United States is the world's leader in fatherless families. Tonight, some 24 million children (approximately 34 percent of all children) will go to bed in a home where their father does not reside.
Nearly 40 percent of children in father-absent homes have not seen their father at all during the past year. More than half of all children who do not live with their father have never been in their father's home. Percentage of children living apart from their biological fathers (by race):
African-American children: 66 percent
Hispanic children: 35 percent
White children: 27 percent.
Single mothers are the primary caregivers in 84 percent of all single-parent families.
Fatherless Family Growth Over the Decades
From 1960 to 1996, the number of children who lived in homes without a father or stepfather rose from 7 million to nearly 20 million. However, since the mid-1990s, the number of children in fatherless homes has leveled off. The number of children raised by single mothers more than tripled between 1960 and 2000—from 5.1 million to 16.2 million.29In 1960, only 4 percent of single mothers had never been married. In 2000, this number was up to 41 percent."
Source: Appreciating How Fathers Give Children a Head Start
"Single-Parent Families Cause Juvenile Crime (From Juvenile Crime: Opposing Viewpoints", P 62-66, 1997, A E Sadler, ed. -- See NCJ-167319)