are children meant to be raised by a man and a woman?

October 31, 2006 5:56pm CST
do single parents have a hard time because it is meant to be that a child be raised by a man and a woman or is it because they have half the time, half the money and half the patients of a couple. Is the male role model more important than we think. curious
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@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
1 Nov 06
yes i think it's very important for a child to be raised by both parents. especially if you have all boys like me i cant teach them how to be a man. so thats when the father steps in and plus if both parents was in the home we wouldnt have to worry about collecting child support. do you agree?
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• Canada
1 Nov 06
i do agree with you. I have two girls and a boy and they do have a father that participates in their life but it does not seem to be enough. I have spend most of my life trying to be both mother and father to them but I have realized i can never do that and that I will never be able to provide what they get from a male role model
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
20 Nov 06
No, I think they have a harder time, because it is more responsibility in raising a child.... on a single person instead of two people helping out. It is more difficult to balance out, however many people have been able to do this, and there are many wonderful single parents out there doing a wonderful job with this. Male or Female Man or Woman I do not believe makes any difference... Just make sure the child is raised with as much knowledge, and safety as possibly, and gets good positive exposure to the world, and is nurtured and cared for just right, and single or not. They should turn out wonderful - DNatureofDTrain