We should be careful with what we condemn because it is often that which ends up plaguing us. ~~ I'm a divorced mother with 3 girls that see their father easily 4 times a week. They know both parents love them & know that we do our best to raise them to be well-rounded, productive members of society. They are sweet, happy, compassionate, funny girls that make straight A's. ~~ It CAN be done.
Well you see, if the father is leaving the children, he obviously is not a good guy. No father is better than a father who is clearly a wimp if he abandoned his children. Idk about you, but I wouldn't want a selfish baby for a dad. Maybe we need to learn to raise our children to have babies when they're ready to commit.
Sadly no. It sets the family up for a continuing life of poverty. While some do escape their fate, all too many don't, and continue this with their children, making the never ending circle of familial poverty so hard to break. And as long as government chooses a path of never ending welfare and social support programs, this vicious circle will never end.
One in three sounds over the top. Even one in two is a tad too high, and that's too many.
As a family man I feel anguish for kids growing up in broken homes but the good news is that, Yes, society can still prosper. We adapt, we adjust, we accept the changes and live accordingly. I'm less concerned with society prospering in this case, but that the children should prosper.
Hopefully the laws change with the social climate so that children are protected financially against the absence of one parent -- of whichever gender. And, yes, those laws are hard to enforce, and there's a price to pay, but the adjustments can be made. By necessity, they WILL be made.