I wasn't talking about Scott's family, just families in general these days. And it isn't just two parents working that is the problem. Actually, I think that teaches a good work ethic, if done right. My problem is with the absent parents. There is an entire generation being raised right now that thinks divorce is the norm. Parents who stay together are the "weirdos". My son actually asked me once, when he was around 7 or 8, why my wife and I stayed together. He was told that if we got a divorce and remarried someone else that he would end up getting more Christmas and birthday presents. That was easily corrected, but you see my point.
Originally Posted by Chance174
Usually, it's the dad who takes off. A lot of times he refuses or can't pay the child support, so the woman is left to raise the child alone. She still has to work and the kids are left alone. Those types of situations are becoming more and more common and those are the children I worry about.
TO BE SURE, I DON'T MEAN IT IS EVERY SITUATION OR ANYONE'S SITUATION ON THIS BOARD. I'M SIMPLY SAYING THAT THE SITUATION IS GETTING MORE AND MORE COMMON.