Friday, June 15, 2012
Another meta analysis showing the absolute importance of fathers in the lives of their children. Perhaps family court judges in Canada should be made aware of this. I dare say it will be an utter shock to many of them. Our divorce and child custody laws need to be rewritten. Third wave feminism needs to be written out of our family courts. Women who make false accusations of sexual and physical abuse against their ex husbands, should be severely punished. Lawyers who use such tactics should be disbarred. Shared parenting should be the norm. Thank goodness for woman like Barbara Kay who don't hate men. She understands the Misandry of the third wave feminists and their allies in the family courts. “In many instances, fathers are as important developmentally as mothers. In some instances, they turn out to be even more important developmentally than mothers. And what we find extraordinary is that, sometimes, a mother’s influence drops out altogether.” Across decades of studies, with a total 10,943 adults and children, perceived paternal acceptance was significantly linked to less hostility; independence; healthy self-esteem; feelings of adequacy; emotional stability and responsiveness; and a positive world view. By contrast, perceived paternal rejection was significantly linked to problems with anger or aggression; lower self-esteem; feelings of inadequacy; emotional instability and unresponsiveness; and a dim world view. “There’s a very consistent worldwide effect of impaired psychologically adjustment wherever kids perceive themselves to be rejected by Mom or Dad. And that effect shows up more significantly for dads than for moms,” says Rohner, professor emeritus of family studies at the University of Connecticut. To wit, a father’s rejection more strongly predicted four classes of child behaviour than a mother’s: behavioural problems, substance abuse, depression and overall maladjustment.