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Community, single moms fight challenges in raising nation’s fatherless children
A woman can’t raise a boy to be a man, or Can a Woman Raise a Boy to Be a Man? There are many women in our community raising children with limited to non-existent support from the (father).
Because of this non-existent support and non-existent presence of fathers, young boys are experiencing some very harsh realities:
—85 % of all children that exhibit behavioural disorders come from fatherless homes.
—71 % of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.
—75 % of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes.
—Children from a fatherless home are 20 times more likely to end up in prison and 5 times more likely to commit suicide.
In a USA Today article, Ron Klinger reports that, “The U.S. is the world leader in families without fathers…Just 27 % of American kids live with their biological mother and father.” Klinger continues, “So powerful is the relationship between fatherlessness and juvenile crime that this factor alone is more predictive than poverty level, race, and education level.”
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