January 30th, 2013 at 5:13 am
In the following video, W. Bradford Wilcox, the co-editor with Kathleen Kovner Kline of Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives, discusses the different ways in which fathers and mothers parent.
While recognizing that a variety of familial structures (single parents, etc.) Wilcox cites various studies which reveal that on average children fare better when raised by their biological parents. Wilcox focuses on how mothers and fathers each model different behavior for their children: