Sunday, January 8, 2012
LITTLE GIRLS GROWING UP WITHOUT A STRONG MALE ROLE....
"I haven't seen my father since i was 3 years old. i have self esteem issues, trust issues and it seems like i need constant reassurance from men (attention, flirting, etc). i feel that relationships don't last forever. there's no such thing as a happy family that lives in the perfect little house with the white picket fence. i have a tendency of being in long term relationships (2 years+) but i end up sabotaging them because of my own fear of being left. i need constant reassurance that I'm wanted and luckily i have a great boyfriend that does so, but i often find myself wanting to leave him just because i don't want to get left".
"people often see me as a confident, happy person but it's not really how i feel deep down inside. i feel like i constantly have to put on some type of facade in order to cover up how i really feel. I'm not an overly depressed person or anything. i have a lot of friends and I'm generally well liked. but i have a lot of anxiety and i can't help but wonder if it stems from me having a fatherless childhood".
Here are some statistics that stream from an absent dad:A survey of 720 teenage girls found:
* 97% of the girls said that having parents they could talk to could help reduce teen pregnancy.
* 93% said having loving parents reduced the risk.
* 76% said that their fathers were very or somewhat influential on their decision to have sex.
- Children in single parent families are more likely to get pregnant as teenagers than their peers who grow up with two parents.
I myself did not have a male figure in my life growing up. Unfortunately my dad has been incarcerated for most of my life. I can say I made some bad choices in my life while i was an adolescent. I'm not ashamed to say these things. I know life would have been better with my dad around but it has only made me a stronger person and a stronger women. It has been know for women to have relationship problem and problems in trust due an absent father.
If you are man enough to make a baby, be "MAN" enough to step up and show that little girl her worth and guide her the right way to create a strong confident WOMEN.