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Monday, February 8, 2010

On Fathers Again

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.


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