Children depend on their parents but not all children have parents to look up to or guide them. What does that do to them as they grow up? Growing up without a parent can lead too many problems for a child, such as poverty, lack of education and teen pregnancy. As Census Bureau observes single parent household may be the cause of all of the social issues facing America today (Census Bureau 1). Thus, in cases when mothers or fathers avoid their parental responsibilities, they should be forced to spend more time with their children.
The most effective advocates for father’s rights may be those situated outside the movement. As fathers rights groups rise case law is shifting and becoming more father-friendly in child custody.. There are actually statistics that show that “children raised by single mothers fare poorly compared to kids raised by both parents or by single fathers” (Smith). Also it states that if joint custody is not possible, “kids are generally better off w... ... middle of paper ... ...dren but they also see them as a source of living money.” Even though most fathers have the same common thought process that is expressed in “Make Room for Daddy” of “If I’m not involved emotionally I have no motivation to be involved financially”, they still are less likely to be delinquent than mothers. “Dads Want Their Day” says that although mothers are less likely to be ordered to pay child support to the father, they are more likely to not pay than fathers are.
They sometimes even sacrifice their lives for their children. But is only love enough for a child to grow up by? Why do parents need a child? This is the first question parents should ask themselves before anything else. Lots of parents think they have enough reasons for having a child, but do parents need children to satisfy themselves, to dedicate their love to him/her, or to train a good, useful person for the society they’re living in.
However, the couple did have the original desire and genetic elements that makes the baby theirs. The only ownership that I feel the surrogate has, is as the carrier or processer of the fetus. There would be more emotional stress placed on the child later with doubts of true parental ownership and emotional attachment, than if the baby was handed to the biological parents. The surrogate would be basing her reasoning from a selfish and emotional stance, rather than one of true logic. Even so, the ethical theories exist, but few that can be legally backed, as of this time.
Should raising a child be the responsibility of both parents? Some people think the responsibility lies on both parents since it took two participants to bring the child into the world. Others don’t think both parents are needed in raising a child or that they should be held responsible and be made to contribute if they don’t want to, therefore shouldn’t be an issue. After researching both sides of the issue, I strongly believe that it is the responsibility of both parents to raise the child they brought into this world together. I say this with the understanding that the child has not been given up for adoption, but remains with one or both of the biological parents.
Executive Summary When it comes to raising a child, fathers are the most overlooked parent in the household. Fathers are not overlooked because they are inadequate in childcare but that the mother has to go through so much with their body when it comes to having a child. Their needs to be more government programs that are geared toward promoting a healthy father/child relationship. Fathers can have a direct impact on the well-being of their child by the way they treat them and the way they treat the child’s mother (Rosenberg & Wilcox, 2006). Children who live with their biological fathers are, on average, at least two to three times more likely not to be poor, less likely to use drugs, less likely to experience educational, health, emotional and behavioral problems, less likely to be victims of child abuse, and less likely to engage in criminal behavior than their peers who live without their married, biological or adoptive parents ("Promoting Responsible Fatherhood: Positive Influence", 2011).
To test this, researchers gathered information from 4,000 kids ranging from ages 18 and 19, with equal male and female ratio. When asked about their depression, it heavily varied between none to everyday symptoms. This was a valid method, but it would of been more credible if their were more statistics backing the conclusion. Everyone is different and it’s difficult to statistically categorize and measure this because the lifestyle of every person and the household they lived in are different. For example, a child could have been born when the mother was just sixteen and the father left, or a kid could have been born when the mother was 32 and the dad was absent.
4.1million households in the world are single mother households, and out of that 4.1million, 72 percent of all black children in the world are raised in single mother households. The payment inequality has a huge effect on single mothers, especially African-American women. This social issue goes along with women’s equality and women’s suffrage. “In 1963 women only made 59% of what a man made, in the early 1960’s job advertisement was listed by sex” (“Everything You Need to Know about the Equal Pay Act” 3) Yet citizens of the U.S. and other countries still get paid less because of gender, age, and ethnicity. When it comes to being discriminated against weather it is by age, gender, ethnicity or any reason it’s wrong.
The male is usually older than the female in the relationship, and pressures the girl into having unprotected sex. Girls born to teenage mothers also have a 22% higher chance of becoming teen moms themselves, for they often live in a poor environment, like their mothers once did. Significantly, those affected by teenage pregnancy have many similarities. Furthermore, there are major health issues surrounding teenage pregnancy. For one, teen mothers are two to six times more likely to have low birth-weight babies, compared to mothers above twenty years of age.
Everyone has their own unique parenting style when raising children. Some parents believe in tough love while others coddle their children through to the early twenties. Whatever it may be, every parent deserves to raise their child without the input of a society where twenty-six percent of people do not even have children. They should be able to decide how to punish their children, what they want their children to learn in terms of sexual education, and how they want to overall bring up their children. The first and most obvious argument against this would be the abuse factor.