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Fatherhood Stereotypically, fathers are a male role model for their children. They are expected to teach life skills and initiate in physical activities. Mothers, on the other hand, are female role models for their children. Children are supposed to learn work that women usually do around the house from their mothers. Nowadays, not all parents have both a mother and a father. Although there are no fathers or mothers, there are mother-figures and father-figures. In a short excerpt from “Women and the Future of Fatherhood” by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, she argues that fatherhood is not possible unless women support men as fathers. Traits such as good morals, financial stableness, and emotional stableness make a good father. Good fathers are remarkably valuable in the raising of children because good fathers have certain qualities that are unique in the upbringing of children. Fathers are indescribably valuable because they have fine moral standards in order to raise children. As Whitehead points out, “even the best mothers cannot be good fathers.” She conveys that fathers are important because mothers can not do everything. Not all fathers and mothers have the same set of moral standards. Good fathers have a fine sense of moral standards
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