Guns do not kill people. Young men who grow up without fathers shoot people. The single strongest predictor of poverty and criminal behavior is growing up without a father.
Basketball courts and swimming pools are good but there is no substitute for a father.
George Mayo, Ph.D.
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Naive at best. Academic credentials aside.
There are a lot of graves filled with those who have been shot by people who have a father at home. I would support Dr. Murthy, the Surgeon General of the U.S., when he mentions that loneliness is a major problem and later saying that the Social Media is a problem. Combined, they are a major problem.
The problem is not that there is not a father at home but how the family interacts together. The Columbine killers had a father at home but no one was paying them attention. They were making bombs in the garage and the parents did not know it.
To a lot of families that are disjointed, children are a burden. In many families the two parents are working parents who are more interested in their expensive home, the home in the mountains or on a lake, a motor home, a boat and more cars than there are people in the home.
Be realistic. If you are going to have children, be an active parent.
Raleigh C. Perry