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March 2nd, 2009 12:19 PM

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Posted by Greg Shelley Phd on March 2nd, 2009 12:19 PMPost a Comment

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that failed chidlhoods are largely caused by "fatherlessness", but what the studies actually show is that single parents have trouble raising children. They aren't the same thing, even though it is true that the single most likely single parent is the mother.It might have been understandable to equate "no father" with "single parent" 50 years ago. Back then, few married women with children worked, the divorce rate was lower, and it was unthinkable to trust gays with children. These days it is an increasingly obstinate, politicized conflation. Everyone understands that most single-parent households have a serious, detrimental labor shortage. There isn't enough time in the day to work, clean the house, and keep track of children.That does not mean that children with lesbian parents do badly, or for that matter children raised by a mother and a grandparent, or an aunt and an uncle, or children raised in various other pairs of parental guardians. Nor does it prove that life is better if the single parent is a father than if it is a mother.I agree, though, that all parents matter. All parents, except for the most severely disappointing few, should be appreciated for their hard work in raising children.

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