Fathers matter now more than ever

Put me down as a rather lucky person.  I had the good fortune of growing up with a great father.  He led by example, from being totally responsible to treating our mother with the utmost respect.  On the subject of women, my dad would tell my brother and me that every woman was someone's mom, grandmother, or sister.  So treat them the way that you would want others to treat your mom, sister, and grandmother. He also said that a father's job was to tell his sons what they didn't want to hear.  I didn't like that message when I was another teen rebel, but I do appreciate it now more than ever. As a baby-boomer, I remember that most of my friends had a dad at home.  I'm reminded of this every time I watch TV comedies from the 1950s and 1960s.  There was always a dad around, from the Beaver's dad to Mr. Robinson in "Lost in Space."  As a father of three boys, I learned that a lot of boys...(Read Full Post)