Single Father Who Stayed Single

Interview with a man and his son Bob has raised his 9 year-old son Kyle entirely by himself. Kyle’s mother abandoned them when Kyle was just 6 days old. FatherMag: Did you find it difficult raising a child entirely by yourself? “Sometimes. The first six months were the most difficult.” FatherMag: Why? “Adjusting to all … Read more

Horror Stories

Living with the Effects of Circumcision Circumcision Surgery Accidents, Complications, and Atrocities Journal of Urology (Baltimore), vol 153, no 3 part I (March 1995: pp 778-779) states that the rate of accidents is from 1.5% to 15%. Read the article “Newborn Penile Glans Amputation during Circumcision ..” note that the doctor who operated had already … Read more

The Fathering Advisor

Six Year Old Boy’s Foreskin Doesn’t Retract My son is unable to retract his foreskin at age six. The largest opening that can be achieved is about 3mm. We have consulted three specialists and all have claimed he has phimosis and should be circumcised. All of these doctors do not circumcise at birth. By searching … Read more

Tanner Stages of Puberty

boys view images See discussion of the newest devices for pubic hair removal at home. The presence of pubic hair or armpit odor prior to enlargement of the testicles is the result of adrenal androgens. In boys, the visible indications of puberty occur as a result of changes in tissues which contain testosterone receptors. Most … Read more

Fathers and Sons

father and son © Corbis. All rights reserved. The effort put into fatherhood is a man’s most important work. Our need to do something important and enduring is built into us by nature. Taking a long view of the eons of human existence, it becomes apparent that raising our children is as essential to human … Read more

Fathers and Daughters

girl with dad image © Monkey Business – Fotolia.com All rights reserved. You will find poems and articles here by fathers who enjoy raising their daughters, and by daughters who value the relationship they have or had with their fathers. Taking a long view of the eons of human existence, it becomes apparent that raising … Read more

Fatherless Homes Breed Violence

According to Getting Men Involved: The Newsletter of the Bay Area Male Involvement Network, Spring 1997: Begin quote: 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless … Read more