As the rate of fatherlessness has spiked dramatically in the past few decades, some terrifying statistics have been produced on the results of growing up with a father. A single parent is a parent that parents alone without the other parent's support, meaning this particular parent is the only parent to the child, responsible for all financial, material, and emotional needs. In a society where divorce is rampant, single parenting is common, and cohabitation the norm, for many americans, dadhood isn’t what it used to be according to wwwfatherhoodorg, between 1960 and 1995 the percentage of american children living in single-parent homes increased from 9 to 27 an. Where’s dad fatherless america: confronting our most urgent social problem by david blankenhorn basic books 352 pp $2300 with about half of all marriages in. Fatherless america has 77 ratings and 9 reviews dennis said: this book has been on my radar for years, ever since it was cited by jeffery r holland in.
Dad picked something more important to him than his boys men turn in their parenting cards and abandon their children for countless reasons, many of which their children never know about. With passion and precision, fatherless america demonstrates that whether our concern is with teenage pregnancy, crime, violence against women, educational failure, or child poverty, no social trend of our generation is more dangerous than fatherlessness. Fatherless america: the drunken peasants edition we explore the world of tommy sotomayor. Thanks to activists, scholars and writers such as david blankenhorn, the central social disaster facing the united states -- the extraordinary number of children growing up without their fathers at home -- is finally being addressed with a measure of intellectual and public honesty.
Fathering advocates say almost every social ill faced by america's children is related to fatherlessness data reveals six different areas such as poverty. Fatherless america by david blankenhorn order on-line: this is a powerful and important, deeply disturbing book the author’s thesis is that the most urgent domestic challenge facing the united states at the close of the twentieth century is the re-creation of fatherhood as a vital social role for men. Fatherlessness is the root of every social evil, says blankenhorn, who calls for a return of the good family man and government enforcement of the ``father role''. This fact is so disturbing that many people prefer to ignore it our public debate on the family, for example, focuses almost exclusively on the roles of women and the plight of children, as if the male role in family life were somehow secondary or even irrelevant.
Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email join 4,504 other followers. Rebecca hagelin has championed faith and family values in washington, dc for some 25 years she speaks around the nation educating parents on how to combat the negative affects of the pop media culture on their children. Last thursday, the above-the-fold headline in the state's largest newspaper concerned a very disturbing new report the article was titled, more dads live apart from kids. A michigan high school senior, kara hewes, enters a crowded conference room to face cameras and reporters she is about to make a public appeal to her seventy-three-year-old father she asks him to admit his paternity i'd just like him to be a father, she says i want very much to develop a.
Sarah mclanahan and colleagues have published a review of the latest evidence on “the causal effects of father absence” in the annual review of sociology (july 2013) which looks at 47 studies that attempt to separate causality and correlation. As father’s day approaches, i remember an article published in psychology today a few years ago entitled, “the decline of fatherhood and the male identity crisis” by ray williams. Free essay: lavonica newell ms robinson english 105-20 14 april 2014 annotated bibliography bouma, donald h “children who grew up in fatherless households.
More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father fatherlessness is associated with almost every societal ill facing our. Fatherless america: confronting our most urgent social problem [david blankenhorn] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a compelling and controversial exploration of absentee fathers and their impact on the nation. ``the most urgent domestic challenge facing the united statesis the re-creation of fatherhood as a vital social role for men,'' says blankenhorn, founder and president of the institute for american.
This is data produced by several government agencies that paints a pretty grim picture for fatherless households more proof that dads need to be committed. Afatherlessamericacom is not yet effective in its seo tactics: it has google pr 0 it may also be penalized or lacking valuable inbound links. Fatherlessness in the united states has serious consequences for children these statistics bear out the need for present and involved dads.Download