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What Mama Says | Father Hunger - How Father Absence Impacts Our Youth

Find Out Why Only 7% of Mothers Surveyed Feel Like Father Absensce Is Not a Serious Issue?

“93% of the respondents to the mothers survey agreed (67% strongly)
that there is a father absence crisis in the United States today.”

Ok, what I will attempt to do for you is to summarize the 36 page report you must read.  The bottom line is there is a lack of resources to teach a man how to be a better dad.   

I can relate in that I had plenty of bad examples all around.  But I knew what I didn’t like personally and I saw my grandfather be the rock for multiple generations of his family. 

More of this extensive research: 


  • The mothers who lived with the fathers, including those cohabiting but not married, gave overwhelmingly high marks to the fathers, while those mothers not living with the fathers reported, on average, extremely negative views. 

But wait a minute if you live with the mothers of your kids, you are not off the hook yet.  

  • The majority of mothers agreed that they could achieve a better work-family balance if the fathers provided more support.


  • The survey yielded evidence that strong religious beliefs, values, and commitments are conducive to good fathering whether or not the father lives with the mother.


  • The biggest obstacles for Good Fathering are:
  1. “Work Responsibilities” the biggest obstacle to good fathering.  
  2. “Father’s relationship with his own father”
  3. “Father’s lack of knowledge and lack of resources about how to be a good father” 

***Work-Family Balance is by far the biggest obstacle affecting all races, religious backgrounds, educational levels in America. 



Find out more about what Mama Says.

Resource:  Mama Says Survey of Mothers,National Fatherhood Initiaive, 2009, Norval Glenn and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead.

Are You a Dad? What does 1,533 mothers have to say about you?


If 1,533 mothers had the opportunity to rate you on your fathering skills, what would be the result?  In a recent survey completed over at one of our partner sites, the National Fatherhood Initiative has completed a survey which explains what Mama Says.

The bottom line is that either the mothers are very satisfied or very dissatisfied.  You can guess which one wins with 24 million children in this country in a fatherless state.  If you have not read the blog postings under “The Cost of Father Absence” link, you may not understand why we have to look over our shoulder, lock your doors, worry about sex offenders, pay to take care of overpopulated prisons, etc……… 

In other words, the lack of committed fathers is not good for society as a whole and mothers have a right to be angry as they serve as both mother and father.  I challenge every person to visit this site to read the report and educate yourself as to the root of many of the issues we face in the greatest country in the world.  Yes, we have lots of kids all over the world, who are starving, but when you understand that many are starving within arms length of you everyday from an epidemic called Father Hunger!

Read the full report here to find out what 1,533 Mama’s say about fatherhood?

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