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Do you feel kids need both parents (M & F)?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Nov. 24, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (23)
  • IMO....yes

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:05 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • No. There are many relationships where one parent is abusive or neglectful that sets a bad example. In that instance, the more responsible and caring parent can do just fine on their own.

    There are also many times when one parent is alone and they raise perfectly well-balanced children.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 7:06 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • It is ideal but not always necessary. Two parents don't make a well adjusted child. A loving stable home makes a well adjusted child no matter who is in the house.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:09 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • YES Absolutely!

    Answer by Jambo4 at 7:10 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Ideally, yes. However there are a few things that would preclude an individual from being a good parent, and in those instances children would be much better off in a single parent home.

    Answer by twin_mommy at 7:10 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Very much so, yes.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 7:11 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Nope. In fact studies have proven that same sex parents have children who are better adjusted and have higher grades...

    However, it's worth noting that children from single parent households, traditional nuclear homes or same sex couple households can all have the same outcome given similar circumstances during childhood...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:12 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Depends on the parents. I am a firm believer that NO dad is better than a BAD dad. Just having both parents present doesn't guarantee the childs psychological needs will be met. Three of my children had father involvement - it did more damage than good and their still suffering the backwash. My youngest child never knew her father and it's a darn good thing. She is AMAZINGLY balanced and well adjusted. Neither she, nor I, nor her older sibs who had a father, feel she was not at a disadvantage without one and she doesn't feel like she missed out on anything. So, NO, I don't feel both parents are always needed - but a GOOD parent absolutely is!

    Answer by raynestar at 7:13 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • yes I think it is

    Answer by mandynjohnsmom at 7:15 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I think having two parents is best, but I don't believe those two parents need to be any certain combination of genders. Two women or men can raise a child just as well as a man and a woman, imo.

    Answer by iloveconan at 7:17 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

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