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Absent Father Inquiry

Hello. I am looking to see what the general public thinks about this scenario. If someone has multiple children born by different women and is entirely not involved in the child’s lives aside from support. No visitation or anything. Just support. Would you still call this person a parent? Is this person a dad or a father? What is your definition of dad VS father?

I can’t be the only one who sees the difference here. A dad raises their children and I participated in their lives on a regular basis, weekly at least. If not daily. I’m just curious if anyone thinks about this differently. If so please explain to me your reasoning. I’m also interested in hearing what those who agree with my thinking have to say also.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing what the general population thinks about this. Preferably unbiased.

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  1. Dphill says:

    The proof is in: Father absence harms children…There is a father absence crisis in north america. According to the Census Bureau 19.7 million children, more then 1 in 4, live with out a father in the home. Consequently, there is a “father factor” in nearly all of the social ills facing north america today. Research shows when a child is raised in a father-absent home, he or she is affected in the following ways…

    Four times greater risk of poverty. More likely to have behavioral problems. two times greater risk of infant mortality. More likely to go to prison. More likely to commit crime. Seven times more likely to become a pregnant teen. More like to face abuse and neglect. More like to abuse drugs and alcohol. Two times more likely to suffer obesity. 2 times more likely to drop out of high school…

    Did you also know….

    1. There are 2 million single-father households versus 10 million single-mother households….

    2. Dad’s involvement during pregnancy positively influences health outcomes for mom, dad, and baby.

    3. Daughters are more less likely yo engage in risky sexual behavior when they have consistent contact, and a sense of closeness, with their dads.

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  2. Linda says:

    No matter what, the father is the father. In the end, the child will know whether he`s a biological father or an actual dad. And he may not care. Why? Because a child loves their parent. Whether present or absent. And the absence, causes in many cases, problems. Whether they`re acknowledged or not. A child never asks for a parent`s rejection. Don`t forget, father and dad are not separate one from the other. Not in a child`s heart. The father is the father. The end. No matter how good you think you are as a parent, no matter whether you remarry and find a good step dad. That child will always wonder. Why? Why weren`t you around. And that folks, sucks.

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