The Reason I Was On BBC 5 Live on Monday…
|Does this child look miserable, disadvantaged and
destined for a life of crime to you?
Love reading what you write. I take my hat off to you and although I don't see what you do on a day to day basis you do a fantastic job. <br />S doesn't need anyone else in her life all she needs is you. To her you are her world and for all of the things you do as a single mum I salute you. :) xx
The government seem to have the opinion that any man is better than no man, and that the ability to produce a sperm should mean automatic rights to influence that child's life. I know a lot of men are good fathers and kept away unfairly, but there are also a lot of incidences where that really is not the case!
Loved reading this. This whole thing has made me so mad. What about girls living with their single parent Dad's. This does happen as well. But they seem to forget about that. <br /><br />My Mum raised me on her own and I did perfectly fine. I benefited more from it being just Mum and I would have if my Mum and Dad had just stayed together. <br /><br />So many other things I could say about
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This was really interesting to read as I have literally just read another post by someone who was on Leicester radio talking about the same subject. You make some really important points here - a bad role model can't possibly be good for a child, and who's to say that a good male role model has to be the child's father anyway? Children do need role models but it's our job as
The Centre for Social Justice "research" has been shown to be completely false and untrue - there are no "man deserts"<br /><br />Here is a detailed rebuttal of the evidence CSJ produced for Bristol which shows that rather then being a "man desert" the area referred to has less than 5% of households being run by single mums and most of them were holding down a job as
Great post..my neices dad isnt around, or has ever been and shes the happiest little girl i know! Its about time they gave credit to the singke mums who do a damn brilliant job. As for rolemodels the male figure sjouldnt just have to be the dad.<br /><br /><a href="http://walkingtalkingpollypocket.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">WTPP - The little lady with a baby!</a>
Fab post! Brilliant reading! As a single mum also, I took my girls away from their abusive and mentally ill father. I do not know what the future holds for us but my eldest (7) is doing fine at school, in fact she is in top group for most things and my youngest two arent doing too bad either. They don't see their father at the mo (thanks to social services and the courts) and that is better
Thank you for your comment! From the sounds of it you've done the best for your children and I'm sure they will thank you when they are older. I resent being tarred with the "irresponsible, feckless single mother" brush when realistically what you and I have done is the most responsible and safe choice for our children.