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359 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by KikiPeepers

What is a father's more important job: providing stability and security for his family, or giving his time to his family?


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14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/15/08 - 3:15:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Security. I can't imagine how much quality time you'll get, living out of a cardboard box.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/15/08 - 4:49:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Id say quality of life. Tho i think its important to be around when the kids are young. Its important for both parents.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/15/08 - 7:58:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think it depends on what u mean by quality. if u mean being able to take a huge vacation every year and have butlers and maids and all that jazz, than i think time is more important. if by quality u mean having a roof over their heads and enough to eat, than quality would be more important. i think its the cruddiest thing when a parent never spends time with their kid just so the kid can have designer clothes though. that's pretty gay.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/15/08 - 9:45:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
not irritating his family with bad jokes
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/15/08 - 9:59:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
All disgusting spelling errors ignored, I fully agree with nomansland.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/15/08 - 10:13:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would say security, along with any time together possible.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/16/08 - 1:32:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's not an either/or proposition.
and it's not only the fathers job to do these things, but the mother as well.
both parents do these things and more.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/16/08 - 4:50:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-04-16 13:32:01.89 sofey wrote:
It's not an either/or proposition. and it's not only the fathers job to do these things, but the mother as well. both parents do these things and more.


wow, what a waste of a comment. The point is to CHOOSE which one is more important, not stand on a soap box and preach the importance of a cohesive family
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/16/08 - 5:54:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-04-15 21:59:06.667 HardRocks wrote:
All disgusting spelling errors ignored, I fully agree with nomansland.

sorry, spelling and grammer r my absolute worst subjects...
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/16/08 - 6:27:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
both are really impotant, its impossible for me to pick one
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/18/08 - 6:06:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-04-15 15:15:17.01 HaroldtheBat wrote:
Security. I can't imagine how much quality time you'll get, living out of a cardboard box.


Why can't a woman provide security and the father spend quality time? I don't understand why a father not providing security will wind the family in a cardboard box.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/18/08 - 6:44:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-04-18 06:06:47.047 Pmacca01 wrote:
On 2008-04-15 15:15:17.01 HaroldtheBat wrote:
Security. I can't imagine how much quality time you'll get, living out of a cardboard box.
Why can't a woman provide security and the father spend quality time? I don't understand why a father not providing security will wind the family in a cardboard box.

No one said anything like that.
It's a really hard question though, as I'm working and studying a total of 70 hours a week I don't have as much time as I'd like to spend with my wife and daughter, but if I didn't work that hard I wouldn't be able to give them they standard of living that they have and wouldn't have the ability to improve that standard in the future. Also my father-in-law is quite a workaholic but my wife and her brother have turned out to be well adjusted people so having a father about
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/18/08 - 6:45:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
alot is probably less important than providing a good life for his family.
14 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/18/08 - 11:34:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-04-18 06:06:47.047 Pmacca01 wrote:
On 2008-04-15 15:15:17.01 HaroldtheBat wrote:
Security. I can't imagine how much quality time you'll get, living out of a cardboard box.
Why can't a woman provide security and the father spend quality time? I don't understand why a father not providing security will wind the family in a cardboard box.

Shut up. This isn't a feminist question.
14 yrs ago - Monday 4/28/08 - 7:55:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 4/18/08 - 11:34:40 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
Shut up. This isn't a feminist question.


No, this is a question that is so blind to the possibility of the mother providing security that it doesn't even figure.

It could've been worded "What is a parent's more important job..." But it wasn't, was it?

It's not feminist, it's narrow-minded.
14 yrs ago - Monday 4/28/08 - 9:58:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Obviously spending all the time in the world with your kid at a homeless shelter isn't quite cutting it, but overall, I'd say the personal time is more important. As long as the basic necessitites are taken care of in each area, I think it's more important to add to the personal time than to add one more semester's tuition to the college fund.

While this can be done by either parent, the historical trend in Western society, if not the entire world, has been for the father to take on more of the roles that takes him away from the family, while the mother has been the one with more time. There are certainly many exceptions and variations on that nowadays, but I would guess it still shakes out that way on average, and to a lesser extreme.
13 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/14/08 - 10:17:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's important for men to spend more quality time with their families. The old fashioned view of a family is outdated (where the father goes to work and provides the money and the mother takes care of the home and children) especially since more mothers are having to work now to keep up with rising costs.



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