12.20.12 Parenting

Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men

Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men

As the number of single-mom and two-mom households has grown, so have concerns about the possible damage caused by the lack of a stable male role model in the house. Determined to find the truth, research psychologist Peggy Drexler embarked on a long-term study comparing boys raised in nontraditional families with those whose fathers were present throughout their childhood. The results were startling. Female-headed households can provide even better parenting for boys than households with men. Sons from female-headed families can grow up emotionally stronger and more well-rounded than boys from “traditional” mother-father families–more in touch with their feelings yet masculine in all the ways defined by our culture.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/RachelJStevens04 Rachel J Stevens

    As a single Mom with NO paternal involvement, I’m thrilled to see this! My 13 yo son is sensitive to other people’s feelings, he’s polite, respectful and growing into a fine gentleman. (Pats self on back) 😀 I knew we could do it, ladies!

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