Benefits of the Mother-Father Family Unit


Going from being the child in my family, to now taking on the role of motherhood has changed the way I view the importance of families in society. Creating a family grows and passes on our lineage. “The family, based on marriage between a man and a woman, is the fundamental unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and government” (Policy Positions). There is no other way to pass on our genetic components than to procreate as man and woman.

Procreation is how we keep society growing and functioning as normal. The children grow up to be society’s future leaders and workers. Children do better academically and emotionally when raised by both a man and a woman because of the differences they bring to the family. “Research also shows that mothers and fathers, by nature of their genders, make unique contributions to the development of their children and that these contributions cannot be replaced by two ‘parents’ of the same sex”.

In most cases of a mother/father family, a reason for the children being ‘one step ahead’ is because of the support coming from both sides. Mothers and fathers play separate roles in the way they parent their children. As a result the children can receive the attention they need in different areas. Children prosper in a loving home.

“When both parents are actively involved and children reach higher levels of emotional and cognitive development, they are less likely to be violent or be hurt, get into serious trouble, or do poorly in school” (Bass, 2008).

My husband is the patriarch of our family. He works to provide for us and we ‘work’ around his schedule. Although we consult, things often go his way because of the direction he foresees for us. We trust he will lead us on the best path. Along with being the head of our family, he is also the more playful one. He is easy going and easy to influence. His job keeps him from seeing the children often and he does not want to spend his limited time with them being the disciplinarian. I get to stay home and raise our children. This allows me to oversee what they are learning, eating, and being exposed to. It also allows me to have a concentrated relationship with them.

Situations happen where circumstances are not always ideal. However, the mother/father family is most beneficial to developing children. Children often follow in the footsteps of their parents. Like previously mentioned, these children will be the future leaders of societies that need well-structured members.

So let’s do our best to make choices that our children can benefit from now and in the future.

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Bass, T. (2008, Winter). When Mom and Dad Work Together, Everyone Benefits: Effective Co-Parenting. Retrieved from

Policy Positions. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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