The article below (see link) discusses single dads raising their kids alone. I know what many of you are thinking. "Poor kids don't have a chance!"
Most people, including courts, assume a woman is better equipped to raise kids than a man. In most ways I agree, at least in the day-to-day caring of younger children. But what men can't do as single parents is erased when the need arises and the love is there.
Although many men now cook, I never have. But if I had to cook I'm sure I could learn. I leave the cooking to my wife who devises healthy, delicious, inventive meals without my help. It's not that unusual for any of us to concentrate on things other than those already being taken care of. We adapt as needed. In short, I believe in men being able to raise their children well. Especially if they aren't afraid to ask for help.
Lastly, if it were biological mothers who were missing from 33% of homes instead of dads, I'd be blogging about motherhood. Kids need both a mom and a dad. 89% of respondents in a 2009 telephone survey agreed. I'm surprised it wasn't 99%.
Why the number of single dads is on the rise