By: Sarah Liu
Despite what current conditions prove, parents should assume equal responsibility in raising a child. We are what we are today because of our parents, so it is crucial that the influence is divided equally. For instance, one spouse may have a childhood plan completely different than another. If only that spouse takes the responsibility of raising the child, the child will grow up the way that spouse taught them, which may be the exact opposite of how the other spouse wanted.
Another reason why child-rearing must be equally divided is that a child cannot be only raised by a feminine nature, nor can they only be raised by a masculine nature. A child’s future personality depends a lot on the equal division of child-rearing by the parents. Depending on the parent, the child could be more feminine than his true nature or in the other case more masculine. And depending on the gender of the child, there are times when you simply want the attention of the spouse of the same gender. In some other cases, children want the attention of the spouse of the opposite gender. No matter how the child is based, though, parents must work together to raise a child.
Your parents have no doubt lived much longer than you, and have learned much from their experience. There are so many different things your parents can teach you. But if only one parent puts in that effort and the other doesn't, then your knowledge and mind will not be able to become more open and aware of all the wonderful possibilities out there. Therefore, parents should assume equal responsibility.
A child needs both parents to walk on the path to success. Parents are like guides. Without one, you may wander off the path and onto a wrong one. If only one spouse nurtures the child, the child may feel the absence of the other spouse and turn to dangerous replacements to make up for the missing spouse. It is critical for both parents to rear a child equally.
Family is the pillar of success. Parents are the base of that pillar. Without one, the entire pillar may collapse. That is why parents must assume equal responsibility in raising a child.