1stFather.com is dedicated to what is commonly known as the male parent
of an offspring, the father. Fathers which can be considered paternal
whereas a mother would be considered maternal.
For centuries, within a family or community, the father is viewed as an
authority figure. Obviously when you examine world politics you will
find female leaders of countries. We are not talking about political
authority, but dealing with domestic authority.
Active fathers involved with the development of family members are
considered very important to the natural growth and interactions
required to develop into a responsible adult. Of course there are
exceptions to the rule and a percentage of humans can grow up without a
father figure and mature correctly, however scientifically proven it is
better to be raised with a father figure.
Often, children raised with a father find themselves to be more likely
to increase their ability in educational achievement, social interaction
stability and have a higher percentage of long term marriages.
Clinically proven, children raised with a father also develop better
problem solving skills and become more curious about surroundings.
Children raised without father involvement often perceive
themselves to be less physically competent than their peers and
It is proven when a boy child is raised without a father present
they are shown to have more feminine but no fewer masculine
characteristics of gender role behavior.
Female children raised without a father figure seem to have more
severe disputes / arguments with their mother.
Fathers, as well as mothers, can be categorized by biological,
legal relationship, and social standards with their child.
Often throughout time the biological father may not be available
or even alive and another father figure enters the development
stages of children.
Fathers may be referred to by many terms such as, dad, daddy,
pa, papa, pop, and many other slang terms.