Carol Platt Liebau: Children Need Their Fathers

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Children Need Their Fathers

How interesting. Many on the left who have glorified the pursuit of single parenthood are now willing to link the incidence of child abuse to the deployment of military troops.

The fact is that child abuse and violence are more frequent in single parent homes. Same goes for child sexual abuse.

What does that mean? It means that, optimally, children should have both parents living with them in the home. As all of us know, sometimes that can't happen -- as when one parent has volunteered for the armed forces and the country is at war.

A more relevant study would be whether the frequency of child abuse is greater in single parent military families with a deployed parent or single parent families generally. Then again, here's betting that the findings wouldn't yield the kind of propaganda so beloved by the anti-war left.


Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

That's pretty silly logic Carol.

All things being equal, are you saying that a man who abuses his children is less likely to do it if he were living permanently with their mother than a man who does not?

8:09 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

My late father worked long hours to pay for the family home and upkeep. So mother was a lone mother much of the time. There was no less a family life. There was discipline but not abuse. The left confuse terms, on purpose I think.

8:19 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

OSO - in a single parent home, the "father-image" is frequently temporary with no bonding or real attachment to the child. A true father has a strong desire to protect the child.

The dynamics of the single parent home are extremely complex and frequently quite fragile.

However when there is a father - especially a strong one - whether he's at war or at work the famaily dynamic is still quite strong.

Unfortunately I speak from experience.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Once again Carol shows she doesn't care to support the troops and his or her children... typical republican.

A doubling of abuse to children of those deployed in war should not be written off as a political stunt. Rather the military, government, health professionals and the local community needs to offer support and education to those families that are sacrificing for the have-mores, who would never serve anything other than their own self interest.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...


The smallest demographic of current enlistment in the military is the "have nots". Look it up. Nice lib talking point though.

10:00 PM  

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