Yet another reason why traditional families are so important. We don't need more Baby Daddies, we need more Fathers...
"The latest National Incidence of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-3) reveals a 67 percent increase in the incidence of child maltreatment since 1986 and a 149 percent increase since 1980. The NIS-3 reports, not surprisingly, that children of single parents were “overrepresented” compared to their counterparts living with both parents. While predators may target any child, the data is overwhelming: the safest place for a child is with his or her married mother and father; all other household arrangements carry a higher risk of abuse and neglect."
• Abuse is 6 times higher in stepfamilies than in intact families.
• Abuse is 14 times higher in a single-mother family than in intact families.
• Abuse is 20 times higher with cohabiting parents than in an intact family.
• Abuse is 33 times higher with cohabiting partners than in an intact family.