Swamper Wrote:
Feb 14, 2013 10:08 AM
I was a Scoutmaster for almost 20 years, and a father in the home was almost always a predictor of which young boy would need the most attention from myself and my assistants. Anytime a fatherless (for any reason) child did not require a heavy does of one-on-one, it was because there was an in-house adult male picking up the load and carrying it. Fathers are critcal to raising stable, productive men who can pass the traits on to their sons. The importance of a father in the life of a daughter is also critical, but a topic for another day.