I'm not really sure what the point of this article is, beyond simply going through several broad stereotypes about the differences between men and women. Of course a child needs both a mom and a dad, and those two parents are going to bring a different mindset and approach to raiding their child. Those different experiences and mindsets are very important to the child and I don't think you'll find many people arguing that. However, this article was filled with way too many really generic statements like "Dads inspire and challenge kids to take on responsibilities and to take responsibility for failure, if any. Dads also teach their kids how to handle money. While schools may teach children how to count, it is left to the dad to help their kids to take responsibility for their finances. " Why is that a dads role rather than mom? Are women not capable of managing the finances? Or taking responsibility for their actions? The differences between what a child learns from mom and dad will depend a lot on that mother and father, on their respective personalities and attitudes. I was genuinely interested in this article based on the title, but was disappointed to see it strewn with generic stereotypes and very broad, almost insulting, assumptions.