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WHAT A FATHER CAN DO

Fathers are associated with positive outcomes for boys even beyond their own children

When I was 7 years old, my father resigned from his job as a college professor. It was a critical moment in his career and created real financial risk for his young family. But he felt that he was being asked to violate his principles—and nothing was more important to him than a strong moral code.

That bold decision was a model of my father’s approach to raising his kids.

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