Women, specifically mothers, have vast effect on their children development. The extra care and love coming from mother is a critical part of parenting. However, the contributions coming from men i.e. father, can’t be ignored as most of the critical traits a child learns are from his/her father.
From giving birth to raising a child, women are the one who mostly take care of their children. They are not just physically attached to the child but they instantly develop emotional attachment with them. This feeling has led people to believe that nature has given higher emotions to the women as compared to men. These are the emotions which makes women understand a child’s need without even hearing it.
Moreover, in our part of the country, women usually do not go to work hence left with much time to spend with their children. This allows women to take more part in parenting. However, in my opinion, parenting is something which requires input from both, mother and father, as depicted in the name. Men provide a different angle of parenting to the children. They can teach them about world, they can transfer their stronger attributes in the children and be a role model to them.
Similarly, men put more focus on child’s long term development and can compromise any short term pleasure of the child. For example, if a child is not putting its effort in studies, a mother can just tell him/her again and again to study but a father might penalize the child by taking away their interests and make them develop a habit of study.
To conclude, I would like to express that although women have more impact on children but the traits coming from men have their own value. Hence, the significance of men in parenting is not any less than women.