June 16, 2006, - 4:35 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: Thanks to all the readers who found the Census press release and noted that these figures refer to Mr. Moms, and not all married dads with kids, as the WSJ’s Harwood made it sound. Read about it and the disturbing Mr. Mom figs here. ****
As we approach Father’s Day, a trend that’s at even more disturbing depths than we thought.
According to John Harwood’s “Washington Wire” column in today’s Wall Street Journal, the Census says only 147,000 of America’s 66.3 million fathers are married and home with kids under 15.
That’s disturbing because, besides those many fathers whose kids are over 15, the rest are either NOT living at home with their kids, are not married to their kids’ mother, or BOTH.
Tens of millions of America’s fathers not with their children. Are we becoming “Fatherless Nation”? Maybe “Single Mother Nation” is an equally appropriate appellation.
No wonder American culture and family are both declining. Kids need fathers in their lives.
Tags: America, Father's Day, John Harwood, Mom, Wall Street Journal