The Importance of a Father Influence

 

One of the things that concerns me about raising a child alone, is that I believe that children need a male influence in their lives.  Children need to see what good men are, and what makes them tick. Having a good balance of both a mother and a father is important.

I’m not sure how I’m going to make that happen.  Obviously there’s my Dad and a few Fatherother men in my life, but I worry that it’s not regular enough. I want my child to be able to count on a man, and have regular interaction with men.  I’d really like something weekly with the same man, but that’s a big commitment for anyone who is not the child’s father.

I’ve thought about Big Brother Big Sister, but that wouldn’t be weekly, and I think people in that program come and go.  Getting a new Big Brother every couple of years, is probably not good to learn to trust men and that they’ll be around and be consistent.

What do you think? Do you have any ideas for how to get this father influence on a regular basis?