Who would make the better parent..,Father or Mother?

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  1. Dada_Phil profile image59
    Dada_Philposted 12 years ago

    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?

    1. Cagsil profile image73
      Cagsilposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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. wink

      1. paradigmsearch profile image59
        paradigmsearchposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I think the hamster(?) is supposed to be the kid. lol

    2. lovelife08 profile image60
      lovelife08posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image59
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    Kind of an impossible question… Different child genders and ages could result in different answers.

  3. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 12 years ago

    No such stereotype. Strictly an individual criterion.

  4. aware profile image65
    awareposted 12 years ago

    kids need both .   alone father or mother  don't make better . stretched thin   both are worse.

  5. profile image0
    Precious Williamsposted 12 years ago

    Absolutely impossible to answer particularly as so many parents ***** their children up!

  6. aware profile image65
    awareposted 12 years ago

    Fathers don't fight for or exercise , nor do i think would want the right to chose . Two points for the dad team.

    1. wychic profile image82
      wychicposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That's because the extent of a man's choice is whether or not they keep their pants zipped up wink. 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.

  7. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    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  lol.  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.

  8. profile image0
    DoItForHerposted 12 years ago

    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.

  9. tasksgirl profile image60
    tasksgirlposted 12 years ago

    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.

  10. rebekahELLE profile image84
    rebekahELLEposted 12 years ago

    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.

  11. dallaswriter profile image61
    dallaswriterposted 12 years ago

    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..... smile

  12. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 12 years ago

    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!

  13. aka-dj profile image67
    aka-djposted 12 years ago

    "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...

  14. SharkFuel profile image58
    SharkFuelposted 12 years ago

    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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