Can you still call a family without a father???

@ynahh1 (454)
August 27, 2010 12:57am CST
How can you call this type of family if the breadwinner was gone and left you?How can you protect your children without your husband.How important is a father when your growing up?This is the real scenario,Why some couples make fun of this issue?
4 responses
@llbo1981 (1242)
• China
29 Oct 10
Certainly,the family without a father still call a family.At least,in the beginning of the family,they have father and mother and the child.Some years later,father is gone because of many reasons.But they are still a family,not a whole family.
• Canada
29 Oct 10
Well I was personally raised by just my mother because my deadbeat father was no where to be found. I think its totally possible to have and raise a family without a father and be happy and grow up adjusted. The one thing that does kind of suck is when young boys loose their fathers they are basically losing their role model and the one that teaches them to become a man but this can be easily fixed by putting young boys into after school programs like soccer, football and so on.
@GemmaR (8526)
27 Aug 10
The father doesn't always have to be the breadwinner. Sure, it's hard if the man of the family leaves, but women are pretty strong people too you know. I am the main wage earner in the family, and could certainly cope financially without the wage of my partner at all. Having your father in your life is important, and children do grow up much better if they're brought up in a stable family environment, however it isn't the absolute end of the world if their father isn't in their lives. A father has to earn a place in their child's life- just being there isn't enough, so if they're not going to be a positive role model, there's very little point in them being there at all.
• India
27 Aug 10
By questioning whether a family can be brought up without a father, you are actually insulting all those single mothers and widows who have been doing it for so many years AND doing a very commendable job indeed. Without sounding like a feminist, its my personal opinion that you can very well have a family without a father but you cant do without the mother. Earning the bread is being done by women these days so in that sense, the father is no longer compulsory…however, nothing can ever replace the mother.