So, on the way to work in the car this morning, I heard the radio host state that “Moms were twice as important as dads.” Do what!?? I said to myself… Seems a little sexist don’t you think?? Can you imagine a man saying that men are twice as important or valuable in say, the workplace? Consequently, this type of comment is exactly what is wrong in America, the world, and the court system for that matter. Dads are JUST AS as important as moms! No wonder fatherless children statistics are the way they are! We need more child advocates to make a difference!
Most noteworthy, statistics overwhelmingly prove that it is detrimental for children that grow up without a father in the home. Pay close attention to how many times in T.V. commercials, sitcoms, movies, etc that degrade the manhood of men. Dads and men, however, should be treated just as fairly and equally, especially in a court of law. In my opinion, there is an all-out war against men in general and it’s time to stand up and fight for our families and fight for our children!
Fatherless Children Statistics
- 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
- 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.
- 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
- 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
- 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes – 10 times the average. (Rainbows for all God’s Children)
- 70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Sept. 1988)
- 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction)
Fatherless boys and girls are twice as likely to drop out of high school; twice as likely to end up in jail; four times more likely to need help for emotional or behavioral problems. [US D.H.H.S. news release, March 26, 1999]
We believe this is mostly contributed to parental alienation. A horrible situation which children go through during a divorce or custody battle.
Here are 8 signs of parental alienation.