“Father of mine, tell me where have you been?” Everclear
The two-parent family unit was once believed to be the ideal way to raise a child. More children are being raised in homes where two parents—or two parents of different genders—is no longer a given.
What are the effects of growing up without a father? How is this contributed to who you are as an adult male?
What effects did growing up without a dad have on your decision-making skills? Your relationships? Your parenting or desire to have children?
Who informs your perspective of what it is to be a man? Who are your male role models?
Tell us 5 reasons your adult self is glad you didn’t have a relationship with your dad growing up.
What are 5 things about growing up without a father that had a negative impact on your adult self.
How did your mother or other women in your young life help you become a man?
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