Andy Cook, who runs the Centre for Social Justicewhich is chaired by the former cabinet minister, argued that regular contact with a father figure reduced criminal behaviour in children and boosted cognitive skills including reasoning and language development.
Messenger Society has a problem with absent men.
Andy Cook, chief executive of think-tank the Centre for Social Justice CSJrecently claimed that almost half of all children born in Britain today will not be living with both of their parents A fatherless society the time they reach the age of And using it as a key cause for issues like the poverty and social disadvantage that young people face today is problematic to say the least.
Fathers matter In a nutshell, the fatherlessness debate focuses on the lack of men in the lives of their children — particularly boys.
Fathers certainly matter to children whether they are absent or presenthowever, it is when dads are confidently engaged in the lives of their children that there is a positive A fatherless society on child well-being and family relationships.
Rarely, if ever, does the discussion include professional men whose busy lives might mean they miss out on spending time with their children, or whose children are schooled away from home.
It also says a lot about how we feel about single, female-headed households.
Deadbeat dads are a dangerous stereotype. Look at the census data between and and it shows that — despite increased attention to fatherless families — the proportion of lone parent families with dependent children in the UK has gone up only marginally since the early s.
The data also ignores the range of social fathering that takes place more and more in reconstituted families. So while the number of single parents has stayed consistent, they may have met new partners. And even where parents remain alone, parenting can occur across households, as well as within.
Both men and women from different generations in the family can also play an important part in raising and supporting children where the father is not present, either informally or as kinship carersalthough this is often with limited financial support. Looking to the young men themselves, the social problems they face are often reduced to gender just to make them easier for the public to understand.
Fathers and other male role models certainly do play an important part in helping young men to flourish, but women and men in other mentoring positions can provide the care, trust and support that young men might need.
Young fathers Research has previously found that fatherhood can have as much of an effect on the health of men — particularly young men — as it does on women.
While we are finding that fatherhood matters to young men and they do desire to be there for their children, they are often considered more of a risk by professionals — through severe material disadvantage or criminality — to themselves or their children.
Young dads with extensive support needs require practical help with education, training, employment, housing and finance, and so are often overlooked as capable carers — simply because they are not recognised as being as caring as women.
If support services were more father inclusive and attentive to the diverse needs of fathers from all walks of life, this could help them more effectively to be involved in raising their children.
Fathers still need support, but they cannot be blamed for all the problems their children may face. The way we talk about and address modern families needs to change too.
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