Single Fathers Challenge
As any parent can tell you, raising children in this world today. Whether they are boys or girls, is a challenge. We hear so much about single mothers raising children alone. But what about single fathers? The struggling single mothers are, to be sure, quite different from those of single daddy. A lot of single dads have about or much more difficult times. Raising a daughter than they do raising a son.
Single Fathers Challenge Raising Daughter
Girls especially need a father who they can count on as a strong male role model. “The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries. They are clearly heard at the end and by posterity” Jean Paul Richter. Single fathers vs single mothers both presented with challenges. But a girl will learn more about how to relate to men. In her life from her father than she can ever learn from her mother.
As your girl child get older those special moment with her dad. Help shape her to become the women she suppose to be. Halle Berry quote said” I know I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him ” So sad.
- In Daughter’s Life
The challenge for the father however, is that he often doesn’t understand the difference in the way a girl reacts to life situations from the way a boy reacts. Mark Gungor has a video entitled, Tale of Two Brains, that, although extremely humorous, explains the difference in the way men and women think. I would recommend you watch it. It explains a lot about the challenges single fathers face in raising a daughter.
Role Model for your daughter
So, how can you men deal with the challenges of a daughter? Simply by being the responsible adult and taking the initiative to study your daughter.
― Stephen Colbert, I Am America Learn what is important to her and be a positive role model. Be a man that she can respect and admire and be proud of. Make sure she knows your standards and values and she knows she can always count on you to be there for her. If you can do that, you will be one of the successful single fathers.
There are few things more touching to me that seeing pics of a father with their children! Being a role model is so important and just being their in the life of your child. Thanks for bringing up this perspective. So much is often just focused on Moms!
Nadeen, Glad you like and thanks for your continue support.
I think the challenges of a single parent–no matter the genders of the parent and child–would be incredibly difficult. I have the utmost respect for single parents! I have a partner who works with me to guide our child, and I cannot imagine the day-to-day challenges that a single parent experiences. No matter the parent (mom or dad), I think the key to successful parenting is constant communication and patience! 🙂
Natalie, It is a challenge and you are right successful parenting start with communication. Thanks for continue support.
Yes indeed, single fathers absolutely go through a lot of challenges just like single mothers, so it’s great to see light being shined on this. There are great fathers doing great things and we should highlight them.
Christine, There are a lot of great fathers raising girl child and the challenge that they face we never here about. Thanks for continue support.
Many more men than ever before take active roles in raising their children, especially here in Tempe. Children respond very well to seeing their fathers more often than just in the few minutes between getting home from work and having dinner.
Jack, I am so happy you respond to my blog post. This is interesting to hear about men who are taking active role in raising their children in Tempe. Thanks for your support.
Single dads are amazing. There are a couple in our area and I really admire them. Thanks for the valuable info.
Terri, Glad you like and thank you for your support.
Wow so touching thanks for sharing
Erin, Glad you like and thank you for your support.
There are men who enjoy and thrive in fatherhood. Nice to read a story showcasing and discussing fatherhood in a positive light.
Janeane, So true I respect the single father that is trying to make a difference in their children lives.
This made me cry. I love this so beautiful
NeeLY, Glad you like.
There really isn’t anything more important in a child’s life than their daddy. Fathers have such a big part in molding children’s lives
Jamie, You are so right about fathers taking part in molding their child lives. Thanks for support.
So important. I am always surprised how many fathers begin to realize just how important they are.
I think being a single parent is very challenging, no matter it is a mom or a dad. I have a daughter and she is very closed to her dad. Great post.
Mhie Lee, Glad you like thanks for support.
I know a lot of dads who are raising there daughters lately — its definitely a different “trend” than in the past. I do think they’re awesome dads, but I can see where they too will face some of these challenges.
Allison, A lot of Dads raising their daughters now and we hardly hear about it. Thanks for your support.
It is so key for daughters to have a strong male role model and my hat goes off to anyone, male or female, walking this parenting journey as single.
Michelle, This is so true strong a key for daughters ….strong male role model is needed.