Saturday, December 09, 2006

More from Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

The simple presence of a father, whether biological or step, makes a difference in whether kids feel loved.

A nationwide survey by the National Commission on Children found that when asked whether their parents "really cared" about them, 97 percent of kids between the ages of ten and seventeen from intact families believed their fathers really cared. For children in stepfamilies, 71 percent said their fathers really cared. In single-parent families, the number was 55 percent.

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