Fatherless Children: Why Do Fatherless Children Have a Lesser Chance at Being Successful?
Jasmine Emery North Lawndale College Prep. H.S. March 13, 2009
Not having a father in your life determines your growth and development.
Children Need Fathers!!
More likely to drop
out of school Absence of a father doesn’t only affect the child but the mother also More African American fatherless children than fatherless Caucasian children.
The absence of a father can sometimes make or break a family.
Without fathers, this is what happens to the child or the children:
Turn to gangs and violence Families begin to separate Look for love and support in all the wrong places
This is why we need fathers!!
Turn to their
mother because they have no father No male figure/role model Fathers play an important role but they don’t participate
Many families are destroyed when there isn’t a male or father figure around.
Most likely to drop out of high school Don’t have special bond with a two-parents household Hard time finding confidence
Statistics for fatherless children
90% run away from home 49% of all child abuse cases are committed by single mothers. 71% of high school dropouts comes from fatherless children
Fatherless Children have a hard time….. Staying focus.
Controlling their attitudes Controlling their anger.
Many families don’t know where to turn when someone has walked out on them.
These are so many bad things that can happen if there is no father around…
More likely to experience violent behavior. At a greater risk for suicide They have no love or support so they do things to get attention.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
At a greater risk for drug and alcohol abuse Turn to many dangerous things to try and ease their pain
This chart represents how children interact with parents
This is what fatherless children do….
More likely to experience violent behavior. Turn violent because they don’t have love and support Take their frustrations out on a lot of people because they don’t know how to deal with stress.
Not having a father determines your growth and development. As result I would like for fathers who aren’t in their child/children’s life to be involved because if you don’t many of these can occur and I would also like for fathers to not be discourage because of some things that they might not have.
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Fatherless Children: Why do fatherless Children have a lesser chance at being successful?