enc - Eng. 101 04-08-10 Children need both parents for love...

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Eng. 101 04-08-10 Children need both parents for love and guidance. In children literature, fathers are portrayed as unnurturing or completely absent in the household. On the other hand, mothers are portrayed as the primary care giver and the primary nurturer of the children. Children books reflect cultural values. According to Arbutnot, “illustrated book play a significant and pervasive part in early gender development because books are the primary vehicle for the presentation of societal value to the young child”. Children’s literature should present positive societal values. Armin A. Brott, a writer and parenting expert dislikes the fact that fathers have been deleted from children’s literature. In 1992, from Newsweek magazine, Brott claims that men and women are not equal in children’s book. Brott conclude that the negative stereotype of fathers in children’s literature is due to the discontinuity of fathers from their families in our society, and the next generation of men have been told since boyhood that fathers play a secondary role. According to Dr. David Popener, “fathers are far more than just second adults in the home”. The involvement of fathers bring positive benefits to the children that no other person likely to bring. Fathers have a tremendous impact on children’s development, congenitally and socially. Young children whose fathers were involved in their lives tended to make better, longer-lasting friendships across their lifespan. Children raised with responsible fathers tended to
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