Fathers more important than mothers in happy children?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Fathers more important than mothers in happy children?
Tue, 07-31-2012 - 12:21pm

According the Health Day News, rejection by your father can affect your personality well into your adulthood. "In our 50 years of research in every continent but Antarctica, we have found that nothing has as strong and consistent an effect on personality development as does being rejected by a parent -- especially by a father -- in childhood," said study co-author Ronald Rohner, director of the Ronald and Nancy Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection at the University of Connecticut, in Storrs." MORE 

Do you agree or disagree? How was your relationship with your father?

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Disagree completely.  Too many variables involved.  Unless I misread the article, the age range for the study(s) was 9 yrs to 18.  The developmental stage earlier in life is where the Mom is traditionally more impactive on a child's life, especially if nursed! 

I do not believe either Mom or Dad's rejection is more of an impact than the other.  I think it does depend on so many variables.  Both parents, parent differently and each one is just as important as the other to a healthy developed child.

My relationship was and continues to be fine.  Thanks.