I get why parents are ordered to pay child support. The parent that has sole custody of the child should have some kind of financial support from the other parent. This can be a big help in taking care of the child, but I’m not sure if child support is enough help.
The truth is, these kids are still missing a parent rather they pay child support or not. These kids need more than money. If they had two parents in their household, they would have financial support from both parents, and they would have emotional support from both parents.
But when one parent is absent, the court system only orders for the absent parent to pay child support in cash, the need for the child to have emotional support is not addressed.
Has it ever occurred to anyone that ordering the parent (usually the father) to spend a certain amount of hours with the kid will change the bad habits of fatherless children? We keep stressing how fatherless children are more likely to get incarcerated, more likely to get pregnant at a young age, more likely to use drugs or sell drugs-basically they contribute to a lot of societal problems. If we care anything about the well being of this country, we would try to stop this from happening.
How can the law system not order a parent to spend time with their child, but once the child gets caught committing a crime, the law system will arrest him? The law system arrests him for doing something that could have been prevented had they ordered his parent to spend time with him.
What’s wrong with kids today is that they are only being supported financially-even the kids who have two parents in the home. Kids have a lot of material things, but that’s about it. They have no one raising them to be a proper human being. Their parents are always too busy making money. Money means a lot, but money isn’t everything. When are we going to realize that a person needs more than money to make it in life?
Think about it this way. If there’s a poor, fatherless child, giving him a million dollars is on going to make him a rich, fatherless child. He has money now, but he’s still fatherless! The true problem is still there.
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