Surge in crime, other vices linked to fatherhood crisis

Father and son

The portrayal of today’s man not only demeans and redefines men in a harmful and unhealthy way.

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What you need to know:

  • Research in psychology shows that a girl who grows up without a good father figure in her life is likely to develop ‘daddy issues’ later in her life.
  • A boy who grows up without a father harbours feelings of resentment, anger and guilt.

Stories abound of deadbeat fathers in the country. Cases of absentee fathers have become so common that some FM radio stations have dedicated substantial amounts of their airtime to help abandoned mothers and children get justice.


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