For so long it was forgotten that fathers have such important roles in the lives of children; however, in the last couple of years we have begun to see the trends changing. The New York Times is one of the sources that is helping to raise awareness on this issue.
With articles such as “Paying More Attention to Fathers,” “Fathers Gain Respect from Experts (and Mothers),” “The Basics of Fatherhood,” and “More Dads Influence Daughters’ Career Paths,” the nation is beginning to understand that BOTH parents are key factors in the wellbeing of a child’s upbringing. Managing Attorney Jeffrey Feulner of the Men’s Divorce Law Firm commends the New York Times for continuing the nationwide effort to raise awareness of the importance of fathers in the lives of their children.
As quoted in on of the articles, ‘“The walls in family resource centers are pink, there are women’s magazines in the waiting room, the mother’s name is on the files, and the home visitor asks for the mother if the father answers the door,” said Philip A. Cowan, an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, who along with his wife, Carolyn Pape Cowan, has conducted decades of research on families. “It’s like fathers are not there.”’
The times are now changing, and it is important that every parent becomes educated about the effects of a fatherless environment.
The full articles from the New York Times: