Assignment 6 - Blake Roby Over the past forty years the role of a father as a childrearer has greatly changed The role of the father has increased

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Blake Roby 4/1/08 Over the past forty years the role of a father as a childrearer has greatly changed. The role of the father has increased more and more. In most scenarios, the person who is talked about raising the child is the mother. Father’s are even less likely to be involved in the child’s life if the child has a disability (Patricia Bill). According to Patricia, most fathers connect with their children through sports, school, or other activities. When the child has certain disabilities limiting their ability to participate in these activities, the father tends to pull away and feel disconnected from the child. Another factor in the father’s relationship with his child is society. “The world makes many demands on fathers (John Guthmann).” These factors include stress on work, the marriage relationship, society’s expectations, cultural background, and family traditions. All of these factors play a role in how a father raises a child. When a father has a child with a disability the role changes from the ‘hunter’ or ‘provider,’ to tending to physical needs,
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course SYG 2430 taught by Professor Lindalotz during the Spring '08 term at South Florida Community College.

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Assignment 6 - Blake Roby Over the past forty years the role of a father as a childrearer has greatly changed The role of the father has increased

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