Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Why Fathers Matter

"The 30 percent of children who live apart from their fathers will account for 63 percent of teen suicides, 70 percent of juveniles in state-operated institutions, 71 percent of high-school dropouts, 75 percent of children in chemical-abuse centers, 80 percent of rapists, 85 percent of youths in prison, and 85 percent of children who exhibit behavioral disorders."

- Columnist Mark Alexander


Little Miss Chatterbox said...

It is amazing the influence fathers have. Thats why I'm soooo glad that my husband is a much better father than mine was.

The Mother Load said...

I second that!
Clint leaves on Sunday night for Texas to work and he won't be back for a month or so and then after that he'll be gone til December. I guess I'll have to keep an eye on my boys ;)

Skye said...

Thanks for posting on this subject, as the role of fathers in a family get precious little attention.