The Importance of Parental Roles

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The Importance of Balancing Parenting Roles
As society advances child rearing expectations are also changing. In the past, the father has traditionally played the role of the breadwinner in the family whereas the mother has traditionally played the major role in the upbringing and nurture of the children and taking care of household responsibilities. In the article Parenting Roles by The Positive Way it highlights that child psychology experts have discovered that “it is important that both the mother and father play an active supportive and loving role in child upbringing” Through a thorough analysis and case study it is evident that both parents need to be actively involved in the upbringing and nurture of the children and there are many different factors that can aid in balancing parenting responsibilities. I personally agree with the author’s perspective because through the analysis of a personal connection I know that ignoring your responsibility as a parent in the upbringing and nurture of the child and leaving it for the other parent is extremely tough on that parent and the child will miss out on perspective from the other gender. The child’s emotional stability may also be compromised.
I feel that both the mother and father need to actively take on their parental responsibilities or the family will suffer as a consequence. In the article it states “Parenting is the most important role that many people play in their entire lives. It can also be the most difficult and challenging job.” (The Positive Way, 2014). I feel that if both parents are not actively participating in the nurture and upbringing of their children then parenting may become even more difficult than it already is. When analyzing the case highlighted in the article we see a scenario in which this is evident and the partner shouldering the responsibility of the parenting…...

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