Children do better with single fathers than with single mothers. Both boys and girls are healthier and do better psychologically and academically, as well as socially.
Even characteristics such as empathy are exhibited more by children brought up by single fathers.
Single fathers experience less stress juggling children and work than do single mothers.
What family structures are most likely to be in the childs best interests? Dr. Farrells findings suggest the following ranking:
(1) the intact family;
(2) shared parent-time (joint physical custody);
(3) primary father time;
(4) primary mother time.
While the intact family is the winner, Father and Child Reunion makes it clear why, if divorce cannot be prevented, children being primarily with their dads gives children more of both parents than when they are primarily with their mothers; reduces a mothers economic dependency on a man, and reduces mens ten times greater suicide rate after divorce.
Does Dr. Farrell conclude, then, that men are better at fathering than women are at mothering? No. But he does conclude that we have been waging a "War Against Fathers" and mothers and children are among the losers.
Father and Child Reunion answers questions relevant to every family.