I know that Dads are just fat balding idiots who are the punch line of every commercial and sitcom you see. But statistics from the website Fatherless Generation tells you a lot about the dangers of belittling fathers and messing with the family structure.
•63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
•90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.
•85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
•80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
•71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
Hey, maybe we shouldn’t continue monkeying with the family. You can produce all the studies you want showing how irrelevant Dads are but nobody thinks Dads are important….except kids.