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

  1. Dada_Phil profile image58
    Dada_Philposted 6 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 image60
      Cagsilposted 6 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 image92
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. lovelife08 profile image59
      lovelife08posted 6 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 image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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

  3. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    No such stereotype. Strictly an individual criterion.

  4. aware profile image68
    awareposted 6 years ago

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

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    Precious Williamsposted 6 years ago

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

  6. aware profile image68
    awareposted 6 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 image90
      wychicposted 6 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 image77
    Lisa HWposted 6 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.

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    DoItForHerposted 6 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 image79
    tasksgirlposted 6 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 image89
    rebekahELLEposted 6 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 image62
    dallaswriterposted 6 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 image61
    Disturbiaposted 6 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 image76
    aka-djposted 6 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 image60
    SharkFuelposted 6 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.