Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The Fathering Crisis in America Isn't Going Away

 America is in the middle of a fathering crisis. Some are even calling the United States “Fatherless America.”[1] Consider the following facts:

  • In America, 2022 data indicates there are approximately 18.3 million children who live without a father in the home, comprising about 1 in 4 US children.
  • About 80% of single-parent homes are led by single mothers.
  • Children from single-parent families are twice as likely to suffer from mental health and behavioral problems as those living with married parents.
  • In one study, 70% of youth in state-operated facilities were from single-parent homes.
  • Children with an actively engaged father perform much better in school, some data show they are 33% percent less likely to repeat a class and 43% more likely to get A’s in school.
  • In a study of 56 school shootings, only 10 of the shooters (18%) were raised in a stable home with both biological parents. Eighty-two percent grew up in either an unstable family environment or grew up without both biological parents together.[2]
Read the article here