Charlize Theron

South African actress Charlize Theron had her hands full dragging her 4-year-old son, Jackson, to her car after ballet class.

The little boy’s temper tantrum was caught on camera — unfortunately for the 40-year-old mother-of-2 who was quickly branded a “monster mom” by OK! magazine.

Single women like Charlize Theron mean well, but boy children are more at risk for emotional and behavioral problems when there is no father present.

Emotionally neglected children throw temper tantrums when they feel their situation is hopeless. A tantrum is their way of expressing that hopelessness and lack of control.

While temper tantrums may be common for 2-year-olds, they should outgrow this behavior by the time they reach 4 or 5.

Children who feel loved, nurtured and safe usually don’t throw temper tantrums at age 4, especially not in public.

Studies show that boys who are raised by their fathers grow up to be more emotionally balanced and mature than boys who are raised by their mothers or female relatives.

That’s because boys look to males in their environment to emulate and define their identities. Boys look to men to show them how to be a man. It’s instinctive in human beings.

There are numerous studies that show boys who grew up to be serial killers and rapists were raised by women who were the dominant parent or the only parent in the household.

In the early 1980s the FBI conducted a study of convicted sex-murderers and thrill-killers and found that 47% did not have a father present throughout most or all of their childhood, and of those that did have fathers present, 71% reported that their mother was the dominant parent. [Source]

Just some food for thought. What do you think?