Fathers must step up

Editor:

The only way to stop violence against women is for fathers to step up and do their jobs as fathers. Girls learn their sense of self-worth from their fathers. Most fathers behave like their jobs are over when the children are born.

Fathers should play with their daughters from the time the little girls are in the cradle. Play "tea party" with them and entertain them with their dolls and stuffed animals.

Listen to what they say. Let them know that you are there when they want to talk about boys and their problems. Don’t talk down to them. If you have done your jobs right, your daughters will have the self-worth necessary to find the right friends, boyfriends and husbands.

David Maxcy