For many the answer would be “yes”, because it is a known fact that both the parents are important for a healthy childhood. Similarly, a happy relationship between the parents is equally important to ensure that children get a happy and conducive environment to grow up.
In a study conducted by Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, more than 65% of the children were found to be living with both the parents.
The study also concluded pregnancy before marriage, cohabitation and divorce as the three major reasons for children being raised by a single parent.
The benefits of a loving married couple rising up children
When a child is brought up by both the parents who are in love with each other and they respect each other, then the children also learn to respect mutually in whatever relationship they are into.
They learn to value the partner’s contribution in their lives and become tolerant about a lot many things happening around them. As because they get immense love from their parents and they grow up in a happy and healthy environment, they grow into content individuals. As a result they turn out to be confident students, truthful friends, loving spouse and caring parent. They turn out to be complete individuals who show more preparedness and readiness to adjust with any and every situation in life.
They are found to be more stable on emotional, physical and psychological front than others as they have been raised in a fearless environment.
The effects of single parenting
When a child grows in an environment which comprises of only one parent, then in most of the cases he or she is seen to be discontent. Such children are observed to be under performers in school and they find it difficult to cope up with their friends and even academically.
Even in the later part of their lives, they have adjustment issues with their spouse and other people. They are found to be either too concerned about heir children or lack the art of bringing up children correctly because they themselves did not experience the same.
The problem continues from school and almost dominates almost every relationship coming their way.
Such children suffer largely from under confidence, fear and unhappiness; after all they have been brought by a parent who has probably been unhappy all his or her life.
Both the parents have a significant role to play in the child’s upbringing. And this is more of gender specific than anything else. A mother is the sign of “delicacy and softness” whereas a father teaches “discipline” to the child. This obviously does not mean that they don’t play a vice versa role. Study indicates that a child living only with mother is exposed to the risk of being abused physically more than one living with both the parents. And similarly, a child living only with a father may not receive adequate tenderness. Therefore, it is extremely important that children are brought up in an environment which is supported by both the parents.