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Disagree all you want. I'm not convinced............

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The numbers are staggering: 24 million children live without their biological father in the home.

You disagree with that?

Again...That is from the link and what my post is about...it's not about one situation like you posted. That said when you I accepted custody of a niece you did a good thing.



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Disagree all you want.  I'm not convinced............

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Not all "single moms" are in that situation by choice. I became a "single mom" when I accepted custody of a niece. What about all of the "single moms" who are actually widows (many of them widows of veterans). Single moms and dads deserve who are "single" for any reason deserve praise not criticism

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The numbers are staggering: 24 million children live without their biological father in the home.

That is from the link and what my post is about...it's not about one situation like you posted.

You post .."Single moms and dads deserve who are "single" for any reason deserve praise not criticism" Praise for any reason...I disagree with that.

We as a society have lost our way when it comes to the importance of the family and are paying the price in many ways.



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Not all "single moms" are in that situation by choice.  I became a "single mom" when I accepted custody of a niece.  What about all of the "single moms" who are actually widows (many of them widows of veterans).  Single moms and dads deserve who are "single" for any reason deserve praise not criticism

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From the link..

The Cost to Taxpayers
In 2008, two different groups looked at the cost to taxpayers of father absence. In a report titled, "The Hundred Billion Dollar Man," the National Fatherhood Initiative looked at 13 different programs and found that the federal government spent at least $99.8 billion assisting father-absent families. One hundred billion dollars a year.

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It seems that is just the way it is today...live with it and praise single moms. That does not bode well for our country in many ways...some in the link.

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Let us now praise single moms....on the other hand look at the downside


https://www.focusonthefamily.com/socialissues/marriage/high-cost-of-fatherlessness/high-cost-of-fath...

The numbers are staggering: 24 million children live without their biological father in the home.
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24 million children – that's one out of every three children in the U.S.

As huge as that number is, it doesn't tell the whole story about father absence. Due to separation and divorce, many of the children who lived with their fathers when these U.S. Census Bureau numbers came out, no longer do so. A recent report, "The Fifth Annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection," explains that for older teens, ages 15-17, only 46 percent of those teens will have grown up with both their biological parents always married.
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The report continues: "The biological parents of the other 54 percent are either no longer married or never did marry." In the 1950s, the majority of children grew up with their married parents. Now, however, the majority grow up with no parent, a single parent, cohabiting parents or remarried parents – or some shifting combination of these over the years.
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We've created a new norm of family instability, impermanence and fatherlessness. Marriage and family expert Patrick **bleep**an describes the shift this way, "The breakdown in marriage over the last 50 years carries a cost: America has evolved from being a culture of belonging to being a culture of rejection, and its children are paying the price.
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As overwhelming as these numbers are, they only show the incidence of fatherlessness. If we dig deeper, we learn more about the cost
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– to all of us – of children who grow up without their fathers.

The Cost to Taxpayers
In 2008, two different groups looked at the cost to taxpayers of father absence. In a report titled, "The Hundred Billion Dollar Man," the National Fatherhood Initiative looked at 13 different programs and found that the federal government spent at least $99.8 billion assisting father-absent families. One hundred billion dollars a year.
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That same year, a different group of researchers produced a report: "The Taxpayer Costs of Divorce and Unwed Childbearing." Coming at the issue from a slightly different angle, and using different parameters, they estimated that "family fragmentation costs U.S. taxpayers at least $112 billion each and every year, or more than $1 trillion each decade."
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We all pay the cost for fatherlessness.

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We as a society have lost our way when it comes to the importance of the family and are paying the price in many ways.
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@rk9152 wrote:

@rker321 wrote:

As a woman,and a mother that never had to deal wit being a single parent. I can only say that my respects go to these women that do an incredible job in raising their children on their own. That have that integrity to do the best that they can be and do.

Their burden is immense and no words of praise can ever equal to the job that they do.


Some do, some don't. In any case, it is not  an ideal situation to be brought up in.


An abusive two parent household isn’t ideal either.  What kids need are resources, stability, and low-conflict. Those are the kids who thrive, regardless of parenting or extended family model of family.


Can we agree that a single mother with no male role model available is not a good environment to grow up in and certainly not a recipe for success?

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@rk9152 wrote:

@rker321 wrote:

As a woman,and a mother that never had to deal wit being a single parent. I can only say that my respects go to these women that do an incredible job in raising their children on their own. That have that integrity to do the best that they can be and do.

Their burden is immense and no words of praise can ever equal to the job that they do.


Some do, some don't. In any case, it is not  an ideal situation to be brought up in.


An abusive two parent household isn’t ideal either.  What kids need are resources, stability, and low-conflict. Those are the kids who thrive, regardless of parenting or extended family model of family.

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@rker321 wrote:

As a woman,and a mother that never had to deal wit being a single parent. I can only say that my respects go to these women that do an incredible job in raising their children on their own. That have that integrity to do the best that they can be and do.

Their burden is immense and no words of praise can ever equal to the job that they do.


Some do, some don't. In any case, it is not  an ideal situation to be brought up in.

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As a woman,and a mother that never had to deal wit being a single parent. I can only say that my respects go to these women that do an incredible job in raising their children on their own. That have that integrity to do the best that they can be and do.

Their burden is immense and no words of praise can ever equal to the job that they do.

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