Fatherless Home Essay

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Fatherless Homes Twenty-three, that's the percent of children who lived in fatherless homes in the U.S. in 2015 (Home). Scientists have done countless programs, research, and experiments to understand the impact fatherless families and fatherless children go through and what it could mean for their future. When there is an absent father the children’s rates for; drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, educational neglect, and poverty go up tenfold (Parentless). Children living in a two-parent household, with a bad relationship with their father are 68% more likely to smoke, drink, or use drugs compared to the teens in two-parent households. The teens in single mother households have a 30% higher risk than those in a two-parent household with a…show more content…
Some of these children don't even make it to school; 90% of runaway and homeless kids come from a fatherless home. These children are nine times as likely to drop out of school before they receive a high school diploma. Eighty-five percent of children in fatherless homes have behavioral problems, which is a direct consequence of not being successful in school academics. These behavioral problems hinder their options as to going into a good career, which makes a circle back to having a crime filled job/life. Thankfully, school counselors can have a big impact on these children and families to get on the right track to finish high school and even go to college (“National”). With fatherless children they grow up mostly only knowing neglect, poverty, and crime. Because this of 80% of rapists with anger issues come from fatherless homes. Some girls try to “make up” for not having a father by getting married as a teenager or getting pregnant in high school. These girls are 53% more likely to marry as a teenager and 711% more likely to have children as a teenager, also 164% more likely to have a premarital birth and 92% more likely to get divorced themselves
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