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Father’s Love

A father’s love is as important to a child as the mother’s. Professor Ronald Rohner of the University of Connecticut U.S said that fatherly love is key to development and hopes after examining the cases of more than 10,000 children. He added that a cold or distant father can damage a child’s life, sometimes for decades to come.

In the past, people had assumed that all a child needs for normal healthy development is a loving relationship with the mother and that dads are there as support for the mother and support the family financially but are not required for the healthy development of the child.

A father’s love is just as important to the child as/or even more important than the mother’s love. One major reason for this may be that rejection is more painful when it comes from the parent the child regard as more powerful or respected.

It has been observed that children and adults everywhere (regardless of race, culture and gender) tent to respond same way when they perceive themselves as rejected.

Professor Rohner said rejection in childhood has the strongest and most consistent effect on personality and development. He added that children who feel unloved become anxious and insecure and this makes them appear needy. Anger and resentment can lead to having them closing themselves off emotionally in an attempt to protect themselves from further hurt.

This may make it hard for them to form relationship. They can suffer from low self esteem and find it difficult to handle stressful situations.

Prof. Rohner added that research shows that the same parts of the brain are activated when people feel rejected as well as when they suffer physical pain. Unlike physical pain, however, people can psychologically relive the emotional pain of rejection over and over for years.

Norman Wells of the Family Education Trust said, “Successive governments have failed to recognize the fact that men and women are different and that they play differently“

most consistent effect on personality and development. He added that children who feel unloved become anxious and insecure and this makes them appear needy. Anger and resentment can lead to having them closing themselves off emotionally in an attempt to protect themselves from further hurt.

This may make it hard for them to form relationship. They can suffer from low self esteem and find it difficult to handle stressful situations.

Prof. Rohner added that research shows that the same parts of the brain are activated when people feel rejected as well as when they suffer physical pain. Unlike physical pain, however, people can psychologically relive the emotional pain of rejection over and over for years.

Norman Wells of the Family Education Trust said, “Successive governments have failed to recognize the fact that men and women are different and that they play differently“

He criticized Ministers for pretending that one parents is as good as two, or that two parents of same sex are as good as two natural parents of opposite sex.

Therefore, daddies please show us some love and give us attention. Increase the number of hours you spend with us so that we can grow up to become that adult you will be proud of.

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