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Parenting is not meant to be a solo act.

By K. Wisendanger Published 29 days ago Updated 28 days ago 1 min read
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

When the father is absent within a home,

it leaves the mom to assume the throne.

But a mom does not have a man’s anatomy, a man’s mindset, nor a man’s testosterone.

This causes the lessons a child is supposed to learn from a man to be unknown.

You can raise a child in many ways, but you cannot do every aspect of parenthood on your own.

Mom and dad is just like a brush and comb.

They both groom children, but in their own unique ways.

One parent without the other can never assume the full potential of the absent parent within a home.

For the parent that is present, the full potential of the parent that is absent will always be unbeknown,

until the designated person suited for the parental position rightfully occupies their throne.

Thanks to all of the men who take care of young women even though it is not their primary duty —being there with them through the ugly phases of life as well as life’s beauties.

Thanks to all of the men who take care of young men —being there with them through their triumphant moments as well as life’s cruelties.

What is a step dad truly?

S.T.E.P. D.A.D. means

Statistically The Extra Parent Doing All Duties.


About the Creator

K. Wisendanger

A literary architect who builds worlds with words.

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  • TCooper29 days ago

    Amazing read!!!

  • Emil indw29 days ago

    A parent's duty is for life. So, appreciate them for as long as they exist. Your poem is excelent!

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