It is believed that the absence of a father in a child’s life could be life-changing. In some instances this absence could affect both the child and the father. Research shows that the absence could cause many effects on a child. The absence of a father in a child’s life could cause life-changing affects like; the feeling of being unwanted, overwhelming emotions, and the urge to fill a void in their life. One of the effects of fatherless children is that most live in poverty “studies have shown that children in America living in home without fathers are five times more likely to live in poverty…
Horn says. If children start life without a father may cause emotional problems. Emotional problems could lead to the child or children committing crimes because they didn’t have that father fgure to guide them in the right direction. Statistics show children living in a single parent home are more likely to get into trouble with law enforcement and go to prison. Females between the ages of 15 and 19 years old raised in homes without fathers are significantlly more likely to engage in premarital sexual intercourse than females raised with both their mother and father.
A survey of 720 teenage girls found: 97% of the girls said that having both of their parents they could confide in reduces teen pregnancy. 93% of teenaged girls said that having loving parents can reduce the risk. 76% said that their fathers were very or somewhat influential on their decision to have sex. My sources were Clements, Mark, and Parade. The absence of the father can affect your physical and emotional health. In the journal of family and economics issue 14 a study of nearly 6000 children found that children from a single parent home had more physical and mental health issues than hildren who lived with two married parents.
Children in single-parent families are also two to three times likely as children in two-parent families to have emotional and behavioral problems. Three out of four teenage suicides occurs in households where a parent has been absent. Aside from suicides statistics state that 90% of fatherless children become homeless and runaway. It also states 80% of rapists with anger problems come from a single parent home. Also the National Principles Association Report states that 71% of all high school dropouts are due to fatherless homes.
Children with father who are involved are 40% less likely to repeat a grade, more likely to get A’s in school, and are more likely to enjoy school and interact in extracurricular activities. 70% of children with fathers are also less likely to drop-out of school. In conclusion, the absence of a father in a child’s life could cause life-changing affects like; the feeling of being unwanted, overwhelming emotions, and the urge to fill a void in their life. These affects could lead to poverty, physical and mental issues, as well as a life of crime. the effects of teens without a father By 9thgradewonder