This article points to important truths and lessons that earlier generations of parents knew intuitively. Why is society so screwed up? One of the big factors is the decline of the traditional family unit.
“Dad deprived” children suffer in more than 70 different areas in comparison to children who are “dad-enriched”
(source) Dr. Warren Farrell is co-author (with John Gray of Mars/Venus fame) of the “The Boy Crisis.” While Dr. Farrell identifies ten causes of the boy crisis, he found that by far the biggest cause is a lack of father involvement.
Farrell says the boy crisis is global. Among the 60 largest developed nations,
- boys are falling behind girls in every academic area,
- as well as in social skills,
- career preparation,
- mental health and
- physical health.
He found that in developed nations, with fewer survival concerns, there was less stigma for women to have children without being married. In the U.S., for example, 53 percent of women under 30 who have children are not married. Among these women, dad-deprived children are the norm.
Dad-deprived girls suffer…
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