Traditional Families Best Environment for Children

A recently published CDC study finds that children who are raised in traditional, two-parent biological families are overwhelmingly safer than one parent households.
The study found that 70% of children living in the traditional nuclear family setting experienced no “adverse childhood events.” Adverse childhood events were traumas defined as divorce/separation of parents, death of parents, incarceration of parents, substance abuse in the home, domestic violence in the home, neighborhood violence, and poverty.

The study also found that 78.3% of children growing up in one biological parent households experienced at least one of these adverse childhood events. In a time of no-fault divorces (mostly initiated by women) and ruthless custody battles (nearly always won by women), children growing up in the United States today are being exposed to a lot of traumatic events in their young lives when they are still developing psychologically.

Look around at society and you will see that it is filled with millions of maladjusted young men and women who grew up in single parent households. Young boys growing up in fatherless households never receive valuable lessons on masculine virtues and fail to ever get in touch with their masculinity. Young girls who grow up without their fathers are today stereotyped as “having daddy issues” as they partake in sexual promiscuity. Broken households do not make for a healthy society.

We here at Male Defender believe fathers should play an integral role in the lives of their children. It would appear that the CDC is on our side. While women may need a man like a fish needs a bicycle (they have Uncle Sam to bail them out), it appears that children do need fathers in their lives.


Originally posted on Male Defender

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8 Responses to Traditional Families Best Environment for Children

  1. Relinquished Reversal says:

    It looks like this study is only one snap shot. There is bias here. From what I have researched and learned about child psychology it seems that stability is main determinant, not necessarily one parent vs. two or even biological vs. not.


  2. radamanthes says:

    Yo homes, I want to join some blog rings. Does that function exist here on wordpress? I need some direction so I can get some traffic on my page.


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