Monday, June 20, 2005

Parents, Not Villages

Yesterday was Father's Day. Most fathers do a good job of parenting their children, but too many abandon the children they have conceived. A father's abandonment of his child is not good for the child. Children normally need both their parents to develop into the best adults.

A few years ago, Hillary Clinton wrote "It Takes a Village". She was wrong. A village will never care for children as well as the parents will. The parents care for their children and want them to do well. If the village takes care of the children, the caretakers are doing a job. Doing a job and parenting are not the same.

To all you fathers out there who do your best to raise your children, happy Father's Day, and thank you for what you do.


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