Being a Dad Is a Great Opportunity to Express Masculinity

Being a Dad Is a Great Opportunity to Express Masculinity Many children today grow up in single-mother households. According to statistics, one in four children grows up in families without a father. And there are, also, a significant number of children, living in families with both parents, where the father is emotionally absent or focuses only on the provider’s role. It is not surprising that 70% of Americans think that too many children, raising without father’s role, contributes to increasing of social problems. Moreover, in the last 200 years father’s role has been gradually losing its authority and causing lack of direction for today’s fathers. Despite this, psychologists agree that the father’s role these days is more important than ever. They emphasize the significance of their role in teaching the children how the world is functioning, how to make connections with other people in a masculine way, how to take risks, play, explore new things, develop a sense of adventure, and build self-confidence. In other words, the role of a father can engage many positive capabilities and aspiration of a man to show to his son what it means to live his masculinity. The article “The Importance of Fathers” points...