There is no such thing as parenting. Only fathering and mothering. I think Wintery Knight had a recent post on this as well.
The statistical studies on this are interesting. I’ve commented on this before, but I don’t think I’ve made a post on it and posted the actual study.
The interesting thing about this study is that it came under fire by politically correct groups who wanted it retracted. However, it was not retracted and the people who did the study stood by their work. Pubmed here.
As we already knew, fathers make a difference. Though, I wouldn’t be surprised to see similar results from families with two fathers as opposed to a father and a mother.
What I would really like to see is all of these things compared:
- Father and mother
- Father only
- Mother only
- Two mothers
- Two fathers
We will probably never get something like that unfortunately, because it would only support God’s design for children: a father and mother.