Fathers are as capable as mothers of taking care of children.
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Father:A male parent or a woman having the status, function, or authority of a male parent.
Mother: A female parent or a woman having the status, function, or authority of a female parent.
As: To the same degree, amount, or extent.
Capable: Having power and ability.
Taking Care of: To oversee and protect someone or something.
Children: Plural of a baby or infant.
On the other hand, my definition of 'taking care of' does not only refer to protecting but also refers to 'overseeing' and this is where mothers far surpass fathers. The definition of overseeing is 'Supervise (a person or work), esp. in an official capacity.' To run up and down a house, cook, clean, feed the child, check on the child's health, bathe the child, be on the phone with your partner if they need somethign from the shops requires a huge capability to SWITCH BETWEEN parts of the brain RAPIDLY, more commonly termed multi-tasking. Neurologist Robert Gorski at the University of California confirmed that the corpus callosum (the nerve connections between the right and left hemispheres of the brain) is 30% more highly developed in the female brain than the male brain. These nerve connections allow information to flow more easily from one side of the brain to the other, which allows a woman to focus on more than one thing at a time.
So in the protection, fathers outdo mothers and in overseeing mothers outdo men. It's just variation between genders. You can't change biology.
To be honest, both sides have the same rights and experience, actually men can also do whatever women do, like cook, clean, do housework and so on. Anyway there are plenty usefull sites which can help them to do at their best. Besides three out of four dads share childcare equally with their partners (ING Direct 2007).
In addition, fathers to be able to ubringing really good children they have to be comprehensive enough.
Fathers are improving ok. But at present, are not as capable as mothers due to natural lack of ability to multitask, lack of ability to empathise with children and lack of ability to deal with stress.
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Vote Placed by Jessalyn 4 years ago
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