Facts On Fatherlessness
Studies show, fathers play an intricate role in the development of a child
When a father is not present in the life of a BOY, they are more prone to:
  • Grow up with anger issues
  • Mistreat women
  • Become resentful                                                                                                      
  • Show abusive behavior
  • Turn to drugs, alcohol and gangs
  • Become poor decision makers
When a father is not present in the life of a GIRL, they are more prone to:
  • Have self-esteem issues
  • Become involved in unstable relationships
  • Become promiscuous
  • Look for love in all the wrong places
  • Become insecure
  • Become unstable in their thinking processes   
Statistics on children that come from fatherless homes:
  • 63% of youth suicides.
  • 71% of all high school dropouts.
  • 90% of homeless and run-away children.
  • 85% of all youths in prison.
  • 80% of rapist with anger problem.
Other Statistics
  • 85% of all youth in government institution comes from fatherless homes.
    73% of all adolescent murderers come from mother only homes.
    71% of teenage pregnancies comes from fatherless homes.
    75% of children in chemical abuse centers comes from fatherless homes.
    80% of adolescents in psychiatric hospitals comes from fatherless homes.
    92% of girls who come from fatherless home are more likely to divorce.

Source: The Canadian Children's Right Council, U.S. State Department, U.S.Department of Health and Human Service.

 

The Importance of Father Love: History and Contemporary Evidence

Published in Review of General Psychology of The American Psychological Association, Inc.
This review contains such topics as:
  • Father Love Is as Important as Mother Love
    Father Love Predicts Specific Outcomes Better Than Mother Love
    Father Love Is the Sole Significant Predictor of Specific Outcomes
    Father Love Moderates the Influence of Mother Love
    Paternal Versus Maternal Parenting May Be Associated With Different Outcomes in Sons and Daughters
 


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