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Email of the Day: Fatherless Boys

By Dr. Laura on May 23, 2024
Three young boys stand in a cemetery while looking down

You had a call today from a widow, about to remarry to give her son a father figure. You jumped in and steered her in a much better direction. I was widowed 30 years ago when my three children were all under 12. There were no uncles, grandfathers, or extended family. I heard you advise against dating and took it to heart.



I enrolled one of them into a private all-boys school, where he thrived. There were many male teachers, good role models, good values, trained coaches, and character-building. It was the best money I ever spent. I sat through basketball, football, and baseball. I got involved as much as I could supporting their teams and activities.


You have guided me throughout my children’s lives, and I thank you. From the bottom of my heart. My kids are all married, and my sons now coach their own children’s sports teams!




Fatherless Boys


Have I ever said anything that you took to heart? How did my advice help? Let me know by sending an email to drlaura@drlaura.com!


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