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How do daughters raised by single fathers turn out?
Family & Parenting / 4:32 PM - Monday May 03, 2010

How do daughters raised by single fathers turn out?

- Asked by TheSshhmoe, An Alternative Girl, Female, 22-25, Student

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Greenwind is correct. I've been raising my daughter since she was 4 and she is now 17 and she is the smartest and most aware of all her friends. By smart I don't mean in the school smart per sae..but true smarts of knowledge, common sense, great variety of knowledge on many important topics such as health, healing, spirituality, the differences in men and women, the world and so forth. I'm a second father to nearly all her friends whose parents don't spend time with them nor teach them anything of any value at all.

Studies show that kids raised by single fathers end up better than those by single mothers, which is why the courts are granting more single fathers custody in the past 20 years, that is one reason I ended up getting custody of mine, because the courts have recognized that fact too.

- Response by richsifu, A Rebel, Male, 46-55, Science / Engineering

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Surprisingly there are a lot of research that has consistent, even if surprising results.

According to a really lot of studies, girls who are raised by single fathers do as well, on average, as girls who are raised by two parents. But girls who are raised by single mothers don't do as well.

- Response by greenwind, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 56-65, Construction

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Since I've been raising my own two daughters (by myself) for the last 4 years - I'm gonna say YES !!!

- Response by lomer, A Guy Critical, Male, 46-55, Halifax, Science / Engineering

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My son's wife died when their daughter was 11 years old. My grand daughter gratuates high school this month. She is second in her class for GPA & has been a cheer leader through grades 7 through 12. She also has played soft ball since she was 5 years old and just the other day won a $1000. award for her skills at soft ball. I think she has done pretty damm well for having been raised by a single dad.
BTW, she will start collage this fall and plans on being a doctor.

- Response by mrsjack, A Thinker, Female, 66 or older

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