state of the nation with jessica soho is the flagship nightly news program of gma news tv. they sent ms. kara david, the award-winning documentary host/reporter, to interview me on the topic of single dads.
i briefly discussed two factors which determine the success of single parenting by dads:
first of all, the single dad must be able to fill in the mother's shoes as an emotionally nurturing figure. this means that the father must be able to meet his children's basic needs for love, affection, acceptance, understanding, and encouragement.
secondly, the single dad must have a balanced style of parenting. this means that the father must avoid being too authoritarian, punitive, permissive, or neglectful in his manner of parenting his children.