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One Comment on “The Misnomer of ‘Motherless’ Parenting”
I sympathize with the writer of this article and thank him for his sensitivity and empathy to his children. His comments concern a particular aspect of our society at the present time, and hence are timely. However, I would like to say that historically children have grown up without mothers for centuries for various very frequent reasons. The most common, I think was the very high mortality rate of women in childbirth, and many a child was raised by a dad or possibly a step-mom (not the same). Secondly wars have orphaned many children – viz the many post Holocaust child survivors who may or may not have found both their parents alive. All of these kids share the feeling of loss – other children they see have mothers and they don’t. My firm belief is that the gay marriage issue will cease to be so much of an issue and that another generation from now, there will be other reasons for many children to feel different or lacking. It is our task to help them weather it.
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