the children. Thesis statement: Women make a better parent because they are emotionally attached to their children, but without ignoring their responsibilities.
First of all, the importance of parenting in this modern age must be unearthed. Unlike animals, a newborn child is helpless and shows dependency towards its mother. When a calf is born, it can stand up, walk, or even it can run. But it is impossible for a human child. The only thing that it can do is to cry to attract its mother’s attention. So, one can see that the initial stages of a child’s growth and development is strictly limited to the sphere of the intimate care provided by its mother. Gradually, the child attains its adolescent age, teen age, youth and adulthood. During these stages of growth and development, the child’s behavior towards its mother undergoes gradual change, (maybe, negative or positive). In general, girls show attachment toward their mothers and boys try to imitate their fathers (there may be exceptional cases). But the point under discussion is still to be explored.
The traditional role of men in families is that of the ‘breadwinner’ or the head of the family structure. Generally, men earn money for the whole family and looks after the other members with due care and responsibility. The image of men in a family is based on responsibility. Besides, men show keen interest to force other members to follow certain disciplinary guidelines. Their role as father and the caretaker of the whole family with responsibility is complex. From a different angle of view, their dual role (both are complex) limits the scope of friendly approach towards children. For instance, they possess an active role in protecting and defending the reputation of the family as a whole. The ‘father image’ is responsible for the deeds of other family members. So, they do have less time to concentrate upon the