Why do we replace mother and father with parent 1 and parent 2?
The rationale for changing the everyday words “mother” and “father” to the awkward and bureaucratic “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” is precisely to avoid giving offense to parents in situations where there is no mother or father. But so what?
Which is a better parent, a mother or a father?
Yes they are. I am of the firm belief that mothers are indeed much better parents that fathers. They are more caring and nurturing for the child, and seem to have a much better emotional understanding of what the kid is going through as it makes its way through the process of growing up. Mothers are better parents than fathers.
Why do we not have both a father and a mother?
“It’s part of an overall attempt at political correctness to diminish the distinction between men and women and to somehow suggest you don’t need both a father and a mother to raise a child successfully,” said Jeffress. “ (This decision) was made to make homosexual couples feel more comfortable in rearing children.”
Why did your father and I anxiously look for You?
Look, your father and I were anxiously looking for you.” And when they saw him, they marveled, and his mother said to him, “My son, why have you done this to us? Look, your father and I were looking for you with great anxiety.” When his parents saw him, they were shocked. His mother asked him, “Son, why have you done this to us?
Is it easier to talk about an unloving mother or father?
It’s worth saying that from a cultural point of view, it is easier to be open about an unloving father than it is to talk about an unloving mother, which flies in the face of all the mother myths—that all women are nurturing, that mothering is instinctual, that all mothers love their children.
When is one parent is hurtful and the other stands by?
That kind of dynamic creates a very specific kind of damage. But the parent as a bystander or one who acknowledges but palliates creates a deep mistrust of others and even distrust of love in the child which can last long into adulthood, like Becca, now 43, wrote me: “My mother is my father’s staunchest defender.
Who is the father of two adult children?
“Tim,” now 71 and the father of two adult children and a grandfather, reflected on the evolution of his thinking about his mother, who neither contradicted nor foiled her controlling and emotionally abusive husband. “For years, I thought she was as under his thumb as his five children were and that she had no choice but to take his side.
Why did the mother seek sole custody of her children?
The mother filed a family court petition for sole custody, arguing that the father was inhibiting the children’s growth and development by refusing to take them to activities. The mother sought to modify the agreement to permit the couple’s two older daughters to spend an entire week during the school year with her.