I am a strong advocate that being blessed with the ability to contribute to creating new life is a true privilege. Especially when you consider the odds of getting pregnant in any given month to be 15% to 25%, which is peppered with caveats that reduce the percentage even further. Now throw in the complexities of getting pregnant, and one can begin to understand why this is a privilege and not a divine right.
This post has been inspired by a recent article I read about a dad’s role in the upbringing of his kids. The article spoke about how too many kids are growing up without a dad’s input and as a result they end up making poor life, relationship and marriage choices. Research shows the commonness and devastating effects of a dad’s absence in his kids’ lives. You do not have to look far into society to see the buzzword ‘Dad Deficit’ surfacing whenever there are issues with kids. You often hear politicians and other figures asking the question: Where were the parents, in particular the dads?
I am not keen on defined roles between NMs and NDs, I believe that both parenting roles complement each other. At a push I would say a dad’s role is one of support and of being the pillar for the family. The trade-off and relationship between NM and ND is very important. So how can I be a dad and not just a man to my kids?
Any man can have a child, but not every man can be a dad!
Does this apply to mum? Is there a case for:
Any Woman Can Have a Child, But…………….?