Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rewriting the Books

Yesterday, while flipping channels, I came upon a Dr. Phil show which centered on the effects of a bad (read: neglectful and/or overbearing and/or abusive) father on their daughters, and the implications for these girls as they themselves start engaging men as adults.

I wonder if they will have to rewrite the psychology text books, to accommodate the next generation of children who will grow up with happy and loving mothers, the positive picture of a strong, accomplished and compassionate woman, and with no particular frame of reference of a central male role model in the home.

The question becomes: better a lousy father, or none at all?

1 comment:

koshergourmetmart said...

it is a difficult question whether it is better to have a terrible father or no father at all. However, from what I have read, a father's influence is important for a girl from how they see themselves to what they come to expect from men and the world at large,