Treasuring Mothers
Treasuring Mothers
Ep 69 Dads Are Soooo Important!

Treasuring Mothers social worker Michelle Fletcher has done some thorough research, and her sources are quoted below. She has some interesting perspectives on why a father is so important in the life of your child.

Dads are important, Michelle Fletcher
Michelle Fletcher is interviewed regularly for the Treasuring Mothers podcast. She is a social worker, who talks about Family Matters.

I think sometimes we expect a child can be as secure and loved with the input of only a mother, or only a father. In some ways, as long as it is a loving family unit, we wonder, does it make any difference?

It helps us feel better about the rising number of single-parent families. Or even, the families with two dads, or two mothers. Also, with domestic abuse situations, it’s a far better outcome for children to have the “only” scenario.

But today, let’s take a step back from the more emotive exceptions. And look at fatherhood from a more objective viewpoint. Because after all, we have to be honest: Mothers and Fathers do bring different skills and abilities into a family. Even if it’s simply about Fathers modelling to their sons how to be a decent man. And Mothers, modelling to their daughters how to be a good woman.

GUEST: Nicki Jeffery
HOST: Jenny Baxter

Dads are So Important is brought to you with the assistance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation. It was first broadcast on Hobart’s ultra106five radio.

Show Notes – Dads are So Important

Michelle’s Research Sources:

Here are some more blog posts and podcasts which note the impact of a father on children:

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Dads are So Important