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Imagine the confusion a young boy would go through during the divorce of his parents and being raised solely by his mother with no emotional support or help from his father Or imagine the pain a young boy at the age of 6 would go through losing his father to cancer In Frances K Goldschneider and Linda J Waites Alternative Family Future they discussed many types of family systems and benefits and drawbacks of each system One family system they discussed and discouraged was the mother-only family system I agree with their statements and arguments because of my personal experience with friends who have grown up in the mother-only family system I also agree with the family system they believe to be the best the new family system because it allows children to be more independent and closer to each parent This system also makes a more egalitarian relationship between both parents Both of my friends growing up had no real father figure to guide them through the hardships of life They didnt have a father to teach them the responsibilities to be a father and a man Yes their mothers were there for them in times of need but sometimes boys and especially young men need a fathers perspective and experience As they grew up both of my friends had many role models but they werent enough Goldschneider and Waite clearly stated Role models do not provide boys these insights since they serve only to reinforce stereotypes only having a close normal man has this effect 354 As a result of not having a father it is obvious to see the emotional effects they have suffered Both have psychological problems dealing with failing and recovering Even Goldschneider and Waite explained that only a real man can show boys how to recover from failing 354 Also both of these young men were effected financially as a result of not having a father Because
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