lWhy are fathers important?
Why are fathers important? Is a question that has raised many eyebrows and has been asked many years,
and is still being asked today even as I type. Living today in America almost fifty percent of boys are being
raised without fathers, and almost the same applies to girls. Growing up without a father changes a lot for
some, and may be the cause of why some children grow up with behavioral and psychological problems.
While others grow up just as sufficiently as they would with or without a father. In this year statistics for
single parents have increased, leaving just the mother and children. And with that said many children grow
up saying "I hate my father" or something like they could care less about their father. Well it's time to show
the world just how important fathers really are, just how their simple presence just changes so much.
Fathers are important because, they leave an impact on growing boys and girls and have even left an impact
Fathers are important to everyone, but they leave a powerful impact on boys. Boys need their fathers
guidance, their fathers speeches on things one should and one shouldn’t do, their love and compassion that
only a father can give, and boys ultimately boys need their fathers there to teach them how to be a man. Of
course many people say that a mother can do everything a father can, but when it comes to boys, a mother
just can't play that father role, as a man should. Statistics show that boys without a father figure in their life
are more likely to grow up with more behavioral problems, compared to children that do have a father
figure in their life. Boys need that fatherly attention, that will take them out fishing on Sundays, or go to a
ball game on Saturday, or will play sports in the backyard just to make their son happy. Fathers play an
important role in a boy’s life, studies show eighty percent of young gang members come out of fatherless
homes. But if a father had been present maybe many of the boys involved in gangs, would never have went
down that path. Without a father’s guidance and presence, boys are at stake of becoming more rebellious
and wild, then they would be if a father figure had been present.
As a girl statistics show girls mature faster than boys, however when a father figure is not present, girls
are less likely to show their maturity. Father figures are just as important to girls as they are to boys, maybe
even more important, but that's just an opinion. For a girl, they need fathers to guide them, to accept them,
and to care about them. When this is absent girls will seek male attention and many will often do anything
to get it. Girls need their father's love and affection, and especially their father’s guidance. Studies show
that girls raised by only their mother are sexually active two-three years earlier than other girls. And sixtyfour
percent of girls are more likely to have pre- marital sex when there is no father figure present.
Statistics are pretty high on girls, when it comes to no father figure, when in fact most girls only want to be
loved, and just have someone around that they can call dad.
Growing up my real father wasn't apart of my life; but I had a father figure in my life, and that was my
step dad. He was in my life from the time I was two years of age til the time I was eleven. He was like the
father I never had. He would always keep me in line, he always made sure that I was doing good in school,
he always made time for family time, and he was always there to guide me when i needed him most. he was
a excellent example of a good father. He helped me become the young woman that I am today, because of
him I am very polite he taught me how to be a lady and it has made all the difference. He was really
important in my life, and that is a great example of why I think fathers are important.
Father's are important to all types of the human race, whether it's babies, little boys and girls, teenagers
like myself, or even grown adults who still go talk to their fathers. A father's role is important, and their job
as fathers is just as important. Every aspect of a dad is important, no matter what a man does as a father,
that impression will always stick with that child whether good or bad. It's time for fathers to step up, and be
that dad that they should be, because it's time to show the world exactly how important fathers actually are.
And its time to show how much of an impact a father actually leaves. So now ask yourself, why do you
think fathers are important?
To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.