All things being equal, if you had to decide which parent was to raise their children, would you favor the father or the mother as being the better choice to raise them?
Are you comparing a father and mother to that of the picture of the animal? I'd hope not.
Your question is moot, simply because each individual has a different approach to raising children.
Really difficult question. If they're both suitable parents, then they should both have privileges. It's a matter of determining whether or not they are unfit, and that usually takes a court ruling.
Kind of an impossible question… Different child genders and ages could result in different answers.
kids need both . alone father or mother don't make better . stretched thin both are worse.
Absolutely impossible to answer particularly as so many parents ***** their children up!
Fathers don't fight for or exercise , nor do i think would want the right to chose . Two points for the dad team.
That's because the extent of a man's choice is whether or not they keep their pants zipped up . While in some cases a woman's choice is that easy too, in other cases a woman has to choose what to do with the results of violence that was done to her.
All things being equal -- there is no better parent...because all things are equal. Unfortunately, in real life all things are not equal, and there is no one answer that's true in all cases -- sometimes it's mom, sometimes it's dad, and sometimes neither parent is fit to raise the child in question.
I shouldn't have been looking at the forums earlier, because I spotted this and ended up spending an hour or so writing a Hub in response . I'm just going now to add some finishing touches.
My short answer is "their mother". The longer version of my answer is in the Hub I'll be posting in about fifteen minutes.
Statistically the father is the best parent. The child is less likely to be abused when with the biological father. The father is more likely to foster the child's relationship with the mother. Risk of suicide decreases with the biological father. There are other statistics that support the male parent, but I can't remember them off the top of my head.
My gut would just say to go with the Mom because of the maternal instinct and bond but the statistics that the above answer stated were very interesting and I guess it is because Mom might get with some loser of a stepfather later on and get under a bad influence.
It depends. I've watched a father raise his two young daughters and in this particular situation, I see them benefiting more from being with their father in contrast to their younger, immature mother. They always look perfectly groomed, they're well behaved and his priority in life are his daughters.
Either could be the better parent. There's a lot to be said for being hormonally balanced and mature and responsible enough to raise a child well.
This is a much bigger question that raises arguments on both sides. I know personally I DO NOT believe parenting is an instinct. I don't believe someone just picks it up because it is in them. Great parents can come from lousy parents and lousy parents can come from great parents. It really comes down to our wiring. As for an answer on who makes the better parent, father or mother? Depends on the scales.....
I have no experience with fathers and most of the men I've known I wouldn't trust to raise a puppy, so I'm just going to say MOM all the way!
"If I had to decide"?
Why would I ever be in that situation?
Who are the parents that I preside over?
What's their history and character?
Why is it necessary to decide between them?
As you can see, there are too many variables, and I haven't even scratched the surface yet, so how could I (or anyone) make such a decision/judgment?
My answer......I reserve the right to NOT answer...
For me it has been always difficult to decide who is a better parent - father or mother. I think that it is better for kids not to choose between father and mother and have both parnets.
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