Sunday, January 2, 2011


Angry Harry on Paternal Responsibility
Indeed, this story is about one 'feckless' man and about ten feckless women - but the focus is on the feckless behaviour of the man.
The women are not responsible! - even though the decision to have a baby is their choice alone.

09/11/04 Fatherhood Activists Protest TV Ad
"It's reflective of some deeply entrenched cultural attitudes — that fathers are second-class parents, that they're not really necessary."

24/08/06 Myths Over New Fathers Exploded
A study suggests that current policies which seek to encourage a work-life balance for men may not take into account the way that new fathers actually want to work.
Researchers at Bristol University said there was no evidence that men were adopting a "female model" of parenthood.

13/02/08 Fathers Improve Children's Behaviour
Children who have a father figure in their life are happier and more successful than those who don't, according to a study. Regular contact between father and children, even in low income homes, makes it less likely for children to become involved in crime.

29/04/08 Dads Struggle To Juggle Commitments
51% of fathers interviewed felt they did not get enough recognition from society for their role and 46% believed that a lack of father-friendly support contributed to their difficulties. Also, more than one in three fathers said it was a struggle to be seen as important as their child's mother.

11/06/08 Unsung Heroes of Fatherhood
According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 90 percent of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes; 63 percent of youth suicides are from fatherless homes. Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school or repeat a grade, and were had the highest odds of winding up incarcerated. Also one of the leading indicators that a child will live in poverty, is whether or not he has a father in the household.

21/06/10 Are dads necessary? Ask kids - Roland C. Warren
Good fathers are not just necessary, they are essential and irreplaceable to the children who desperately love and need them.

06/10/10 Dads are the 'Supermen' students need - Roland C. Warren
For these things to happen, the schools and their supporting organizations must become more father-friendly; they have to change their cultures to make dads feel welcomed and wanted.

27/11/10 Top judge says mothers should have children taken away if they don't let fathers see them
The children should be handed over to the full time care of the father if the mother persistently defies court orders, Mr Justice Coleridge said.
Around 5,000 new cases a year come before the family courts in which parents – almost always mothers – defy orders to let the other parent have contact. Judges are extremely reluctant to jail such mothers because of the damaging effects on the children, so many continue to get away with it.

02/12/10 Divorced father loses custody of his three children 'because he's agnostic'
Mr Scarberry said the only possible reason he can find in the ruling for the judge's decision is his comment that 'the father did not participate in the same religious training as the mother... father was agnostic.'

30/12/10 Teenagers without parental role model are 67% less likely to get a job
Young men with no male role model to look up to were twice as likely to turn or consider turning to crime as a result of being unemployed.

07/01/11 The Abolition Of Fatherhood
We now have sections of society where traditional fatherhood has been all but abolished. A few months ago a think-tank uncovered an astonishing statistic. It found that 57 per cent of single mothers have never lived with a male partner. And remember that the number of these households is rocketing.

17/01/11 Fathers encouraged to take time off with 10-month paternity leave
Mothers and fathers could be able to take up to five months off work together while men may receive an extra allowance on a “use it or lose it” basis as an incentive, under the plan.

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