CHILDREN HAVE NEEDS
Despite what you’ve been told, children require more than just “love and safety.”
Children are wired for daily, ongoing connectivity with their mother and father and they are most likely to receive it when their parents are married. Marriage offers the most stability in a child’s home and the best chance that both parents will be permanently involved in their lives. Children born to cohabiting couples are 96% more likely to see their parents split by the time they are 12 compared to their peers with married parents. Research “increasingly shows that family instability undermines parents’ investments in their children, affecting the children’s cognitive and social emotional development in ways that constrain their life chances.”
Them Before Us believes that adults should sacrifice their desires in order to protect children’s needs.