"These kids come from broken homes without dads.”
I hate the term "broken home," meaning a family where the parents are divorced. I grew up in the generation of divorce. I can remember children from school who were one day exactly like me, carefree and fair game for teasing and name-calling, and the next they were just another casualty of the growing divorce rate: another latch-key kid.
Would it have been nice if my parents had gotten along and stayed together and we had all been one big, happy family? Of course. But that would also by definition mean that my parents would have been two entirely different people than who they actually were.
That will be our overall message: To reach for the stars no matter what your situation. Will there be obstacles? Yes. Will it be easy? Absolutely not. But there are too many examples of men who were able to be successful and make the right decisions who came from so-called "broken homes."
Several of my friends have managed to marry into the top echelon of Nicest Guys In The World, and the generosity and kindness of these fine fellows has overflowed onto me.
I wondered, taking another sip of champagne, why I'd endured a decade of a less-than-riveting relationship with my future ex-husband.
Although having a single parent household may not be the most favorable situation, it is reality for a quarter of all kids in America today. Why shower them with negative statistics and lower their expectations and possibilities in life?
Or, a family where both parents live together but one parent is never at home? Always working, always away on weekends and
Children from broken homes are more likely to be plagued by suicidal thoughts in later life than those with a more stable
We have even stronger numbers than we did with the sub-prime mess to know that far too many of our children are headed into the world totally unprepared to become productive citizens.