Essay on What Parent Do You Count On?

1560 Words Apr 25th, 2016 7 Pages
What Parent do you count on?
Did you know that 1 in 3 children in the U.S. live without their father?(Nye) That is 15 million kid 's! "The spiral continues each year to the point where married couples with children have an average income of $80,000, which is compared to $24,000 for single mothers"(Nye). Fathers are just important to help support the family to live comfortably. Father 's are not only needed for financial support but also to teach and help them grow. They imitate their father’s behavior by walking like him; talking like him or wearing his clothes or shoes. At such a young age a son wants to please their father and receive his approval and acceptance at any cost. Father 's play a major part in their sons lives. In today 's society a man can just walk away from the baby but the mother has to stay with the child and the mother can 't force the father be part of the baby 's life. The only thing forcible is child support and typically that is not enough to truly assist in raising a child in all respect. If a father were to understand the importance in their "father role" the 15 million will decrease over time.

The book 's of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Something Noble by William Kowalski character 's both show us the consequences of having a father or a good supportive father figure in their life. Good father 's will always be there to guide their son into becoming a successful man. Even though many kids in the US live without father, father 's will…

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