An example of this can be noted in the provided rhetorical essay, where the author, and mother of a few children, explains how modern society has greatly shifted from the stay-at-home mother who is readily available, to the modern mother who is"involved" and is therefore harder to reach.
I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......
Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. By following God's word we can raise children who avoid evil and serve God faithfully.
Bible principles about child raising are so critical that we will refer to them as the "keys" that open the door to success. We will consider them under seven headings. Hence, "Seven Keys to Raising Godly Children."
Even if it comes to mind the day of birth or even the last day of high school, parents are always concerned if they are raising their kids in a successful way or if they are just messing up completely.
Besides the language approach selected by the parents, there are many educational options available to parents wishing to raise their children to be bilingual. The most basic choices surround the of schools or other places where children go for education. That is, in the case of Japan, are lessons conducted in Japanese, in another language, or in two languages (bilingual education)? Local public schools, which children often prefer due to their need for friends nearby, are monolingual and strongly socialize children into Japanese culture. So-called "half" (which has mostly positive connotations in Japanese) children in such schools may go through a phase where they do not want to be seen as different from their peers, so they may reject being seen with their foreign parent in public, or disavow the second language, but that stage should pass when they become secure in their social life or unique bicultural identity. In the case of English or other languages perceived as valuable in Japan, the "half" children find that they can be lazy about one major school subject and still have an advantage in high school and university entrance examinations.
University of Chicago researcher Marianne Bertrand and Jessica Pan of the National University of Singapore investigated several mechanisms that might explain how a father’s absence could affect the educational attainment of sons more than daughters. They found that single mothers spend more time with girls and feel closer to girls than to boys, for example. More important, boys are far more sensitive than girls to parenting practices such as spending time with a child, emotional closeness, and avoiding harsh discipline. These practices, which are much more common in families that include a father, partly explain why boys with absent fathers have more behavior problems and are more likely to be suspended from school. Boys also respond more negatively than girls to having been raised by a teenage mother and to having grown up in a family with below-average income. Single motherhood is highly correlated with both teenage childbearing and low income, so these differences presumably help explain the unusually negative consequences for boys of growing up with a single mother.
Therefore I encourage you to make your own decisions on how to raise your child by analyzing what I have said and deciding what you think is best for the baby.
How might we reconcile the fact that a father’s absence affects high school graduation with the lack of evidence that it affects test scores? The answer appears to be that a father’s absence increases antisocial behavior, such as aggression, rule breaking, delinquency, and illegal drug use. These antisocial behaviors affect high school completion independent of a child’s verbal and math scores. Thus it appears that a father’s absence lowers children’s educational attainment not by altering their scores on cognitive tests but by disrupting their social and emotional adjustment and reducing their ability or willingness to exercise self-control. The effects of growing up without both parents on aggression, rule breaking, and delinquency are also larger for boys than for girls. Since these traits predict both college attendance and graduation, the spread of single-parent families over the past few decades may have contributed to the growing gender gap in college attendance and graduation. The gender gap in college completion is much more pronounced among children raised by single mothers than among children raised in two-parent families.
This is happening everywhere
and maybe, just maybe this world would be a better place if parents would step up and share equal responsibility in raising the child they made together.
Furthermore, even when a child’s absent father is a model citizen, the mother often has problems that marriage cannot solve. Unmarried mothers have seldom done well in school, many lack even a high school diploma, and few have completed college. If these mothers find work, their earnings are usually lower than those of married mothers who work, and their hours are often long, erratic, or both. Unmarried mothers are also more likely than married mothers to have physical and mental health problems, and probably less likely to have habits or skills that help children escape from poverty. Of course, trying to raise children alone on a tiny budget is likely to exacerbate whatever problems a mother had initially. But marrying the man who fathered her child may magnify a mother’s problems rather than solve them.
Was Moynihan right in suggesting that children whose parents divorce or never marry have more than their share of problems? This question has been hotly debated ever since the publication of Moynihan’s report. On the one hand, growing up without both biological parents is clearly associated with worse average outcomes for children than growing up with them. Specifically, children growing up with a single mother are exposed to more family instability and complexity, they have more behavior problems, and they are less likely to finish high school or attend college than children raised by both of their parents. On the other hand, these differences in children’s behavior and success might well be traceable to differences that would exist even if the biological father were present.