I Think Fathers Are Just As Important As Mothers

Equality is a dual edged sword. 15,573 People

    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    bullsht, maybe if you're raising a son.

    I'm 19 and grew up with out my dad and I don't need him in my life
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    I think Father's are sorely overlooked.

    I am not talking about the absent ***** donors, or the mean, cruel vindictive male that lives in the home. Oh and by the way those have a counter part in the names of the absentee egg donor, or the mean, cruel, vindictive female that lives in the home. Anyone can make a baby...
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses May 31, 2015

    I just wish there was something we could do

    for our children that replaces an absent parent! I'm a strong woman who lives for my son but, through the years, I've just realized more and more , that a father is irreplaceable in a young mans life! Not a stand in.. But a father!! I guess the only comparable person would be a...
    ToughSoftMom ToughSoftMom
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    I think both parents are equally important,

    so long as they are not abusive and neglectful. Having even 1 parent treating their kid poorly, sets the tone for their life, love, hate, violence and abuse. A good father can teach his son the better side of things in life. But he has to want to do that.
    sunsnowlover sunsnowlover
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2016

    I have two young children who's mother doesn't

    care how much i love them, that it's just not important if i see them. And i never did anything wrong to any of them. It's just so sad....
    tonystone1961 tonystone1961
    56-60, M
    1 Response Dec 20, 2015

    My Sunshine has the best father figure on Earth.

    B came into his life when Sunshine was 2. Sunshine is almost 5 now. B is there for Sunshine is every way. B rides his bike everywhere and we bought a kiddy cart so that Sunshine can go with him. They go fishing, to the park, exploring, or wherever they choose. B is not just...
    enchantress4ever2 enchantress4ever2
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2015

    My dad played basketball with me

    and my brother, he watched our volleyball and basketball games, he introduced us to bowling and played hundreds of games with us, sought our opinions when most other dads made their children feel inadequate. He played cards and mahjong with us, got me hooked with Scrabble and...
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    Yeah I love my dad, he's the best,

    I don't know what'd I do without him, being the oldest with four other younger siblings is tough but at least me and my father are in it together, my moms away atm so our other support is my grandma and grandpa (moms mom) since my dads side of the family lives in regina.
    jayystarr420 jayystarr420
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2016

    I'm so lucky because he's

    such a hands on daddy! He helps me with everything! The kids always come first and I couldn't do this without him! I love him so much and can't wait to give him a huge family we both dream of!!
    deleted deleted
    Dec 27, 2015

    My dad was my hero. He adopted me

    and I never knew it til I was grown. my father lived with honor. In doing so, he taught us the value of it. He showed with his actions to stand up for what you believe in and to stand behind those you love. I miss him every single day and wish he were still here. he was my...
    surgchic surgchic
    51-55, F
    6 Responses May 30, 2015

    I'm a fifty year old lesbian,

    I still need my Dad, he's my hero.
    coban coban
    51-55, F
    Nov 3, 2015
    Florenzi Florenzi
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2016

    I've had time to overcome my anger

    and hate towards my ex, (whether some of you believe there should or shouldn't be hate, I can't help but feel that way). but my ex is still refusing to let me see the child, she's doing her best get child support from me, even though, even though she's failing at that legally...
    bizzbanny bizzbanny
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 7, 2016

    Even more. As a gay man I personally think

    fathers are more important than mothers. My children won't have a mother but I expect they'll be just ffine
    NicholasVerheyden NicholasVerheyden
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2016

    "Luke, you know they gave me the nickname

    flower in 3rd grade" "Flower!? NOOOO!!!!" This has been a partial quote from a bad lip reading of Empire
    DexieAnderson DexieAnderson
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 28, 2016

    That´s why it´s so painful

    if one of the parents isn´t there. I know that. I grew up without father and also my son.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015

    I was born and then put up

    for adoption for 2 weeks. According to her story, my mom cried and cried until my father was fed up and finally took her back to get me. He wasn't interested in raising me cube cause although they were married, they were still very young, and I was unplanned. They divorced...
    Eclecticelle Eclecticelle
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    Dads don’t always get positive feedback

    for what we do. Years ago, when our daughter was about one year old, I put her in her stroller and walked the few blocks to a small park with a wading pool, leaving my wife at home to rest. It was a weekday, and the pool area was filled with mothers and their young children. I...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    I feel a void in my life

    because I will never know my father. He died before got the chance to even meet him. When I have children, I want them to have a good father who will be a steady force in their lives. I just want them to be happy above all.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    Hi I don't know if anyone can help

    or knows anything about uk law. It's a long story but always great with my daughter as her mother knows. But always repeatedly to her whims stopped seeing her when she wants depending on New boyfriend or mood for months. My little gal just turned 3 gets heartbroken thinking...
    JonL34 JonL34
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Feb 29, 2016

    I have great respect

    for every father who leaves no stone unturned to raise his child to be the best human being; providing his child with the best possible start in life. Such a figure deserves everyone's respect and admiration.
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 30, 2015

    Happy Father's Day to all the fathers on EP.

    I hope you have a good one:)!
    Purpleorchid777 Purpleorchid777
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2015
    peapot69 peapot69
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    Parenting.. I have been sleep deprived

    for more than a year. Some days are worse than the previous. Especially when N is sick/cranky. I don't mind how he do it, but i just hope he's more involved.. Just sometimes.
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Feb 27, 2016

    Not Saying You Need One...

    I've never met my father. I don't mind really because clearly he's a jackass and would've ****** me up if he had been there. Bearing that in mind, I'm just saying I don't believe that a mother is more important. I believe that having someone to be there for you and love you as...
    AntiveninKiss AntiveninKiss
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2012

    I can’t say no to this one

    as I don’t have a mum, there’s anice lady back in America who gave birth to me for a wedge of cash but she’s no a mother to me. What I have is my dads, two of them, I counted them, three times!!!!
    DanteAsiir DanteAsiir
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2016

    I have been devorced

    for 3 years now. I have my 2 teenagers on a week to week bases as a father. I enjoy ever minute with them on my time. No partner in my life all this time so I do all the house hold things, work ever day. I am a 54 year male and would never give this up for the world. I had...
    chuck152 chuck152
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Feb 7, 2016

    Each parent acts as a model

    for their children. Mothers become models for the girls for how they should behave as adults and model for the boys how adult women behave and what women might be desirable. Fathers perform the same roles: they model adult behavior for boys, showing how men should behave...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 18, 2015

    My mother is such a beautiful person.

    She does everything for me still no questions asked. My father is such a great support to me. During the months I was having problems with or from an ex boyfriend my father was my rock of safety.
    Grenard93 Grenard93
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    I really don't like how the media makes it seem

    that mothers are more important than fathers, even though it could be true scientifically I guess. But I have had most of my childhood memories with my father. My mom was the one in the military who always had to leave and do he thing, so my dad was always there, and I don't...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    I thought my father was annoying.

    He just quickly got on my nerves and he sometimes did it on purpose. My mother was more relaxed. She had a sense of humor but she knows my level of patience. However, since the divorce I realized why my father was trying so hard to be funny. Why he was always making jokes. This...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2015

    Why are there so many fathers

    who just don't want to be fathers? There are way to many boys nowadays with no father figure and way too many single mothers that struggle because the father of her children won't man up and support his kids. To the fathers here that do support their kids, and not just buy them...
    deleted deleted
    11 Responses May 13, 2015

    My dad fixed my truck

    so I could still work. I wish everyone had a father as amazing as mine. I hope everyone has as wonderful of a day as I am
    rose0511 rose0511
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2016

    I should have written this story

    when I first joined the group. Dads are as important as moms because kids need their dad to actively raise them the best they can. It's not enough to believe they should be respected as much as the mother, they should realize that they are just as responsible. And the best...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015

    I decided, when I discovered I was pregnant

    that regardless of my relationship status, I WOULD be a mother and give up my life for the good of my son.. I was with his father and he was so excited about the baby.. However, I was 28 and he was 20.. I had sowed my wild oats but didn't know about him.. So we stayed together...
    ToughSoftMom ToughSoftMom
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    Especially when Mom just up

    and leaves, not wanting to do anything whith their daughter
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015

    I'm suffering in my case against my ex.

    I'm depressed, stressed and Suffering panic attacks over this. i live in AZ. why does it feel like a father means nothing, doesn't my pain mean anything? I want to give up, but I fight for my little girl everyday, I've changed my life for her, how can her selfish...
    bizzbanny bizzbanny
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 29, 2016

    It's been a year since I was allowed to see my

    son through no fault of my own. I only hope that one day he understands how hard I've worked to be in his life.
    MissinMySon MissinMySon
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    I remember when I was little,

    and had a really bad stomach bug. My Dad stayed up with me all night, and I wish he was still here. I miss him every single day.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    Both parents play important roles.

    A child learns many different things from both patents. For instance, a father could teach his daughter the type of man he'd like her to be with by being a good example...by being a good husband.
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    my mom would always tell me

    that fathers weren't as important as mothers...and of course that my father was no good (after the divorce). she now does the same to my sister's children (after the divorce). if you want more fatherhood, stop devaluing men. the world is expected of us and we're unloved...
    iamdonaldtrump iamdonaldtrump
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    Fathers are important just like mothers are.

    I was raised by a single mother. Last time I saw my father, I was 3 or 4 yrs old. Not having a father in a kids' life can really do some harm to their self esteem. To all the mothers that are keeping the fathers away from the children, grow up! Every kid needs their father...
    RichardHertz RichardHertz
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    It takes a male and a female to make a child.

    Why isn't it important to have a mother and a father raising the child or children? It would be much easier and less costly for a two parent family instead of a one parent family. Mothers cannot be both the mom and dad in the family. The same is true of fathers not being...
    happypianoteacher happypianoteacher
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    I have lost my daughter.

    After spending 9 years in prison and having no contact with her since she was 4, her mother has basically made me not even exist in her life at all. I just want her to know that I really do care about her.
    bigredtoronto bigredtoronto
    36-40, M
    11 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    A father is who teaches a man his

    responsabilities and a woman her value.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    They are because I believe it affects us women

    when it is time to choose a good man.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    Growing up, my father was always the nurturing

    one and the one to tell me he loved me. I'll never forget it and he is always in my heart. I love my dad
    rachie97 rachie97
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2016
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