Happy Father’s Day to all fathers!
I especially would like to say “Happy Father’s Day” to those stay-at-home dads!
They are very few in numbers but usually we don’t acknowledge them. I want to acknowledge them today in saying, Special Happy Father’s Day to them!
Are fathers important to their children?
You be the judge after reading the following:
Statistics on Fatherless children in America:
• Behavioral Disorders: 85 percent of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders
• High School Dropouts: 71 percent of all high school dropouts
• Juvenile Detention Rates: 70 percent of juveniles in state-operated institutions
• Substance Abuse: 75 percent of adolescent patients in substance abuse centers
• Aggression: 75 percent of rapists motivated by displaced anger
More on this from:- Harper C, McLanahan SS. Cited in Father Absence and Youth Incarceration. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 2004:
fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse.
Young men who grow up in homes without fathers are twice as likely to end up in jail
those boys whose fathers were absent from the household had double the odds of being incarcerated.
In a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, these benefits are outlined in great detail.
For instance, young boys who have a father figure are less likely to act out and young girls are often more confident.
A father can also help establish a sense of security and guide children to make wiser decisions. . .
What am I trying to say?
Fathers, please, your children need you.
Not only your children, guess what?
The whole society needs you, we all need you to be a father to your children. ///
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