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Old 07-15-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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One great parent is better than two mediocre parents (or one great and one crappy parent). My mother raised me by herself mostly. She succeeded because she never made me feel like life sucked because my father wasn't in the picture. Most women can't raise a man because their personality isn't suited for the task. My mom was the type that could probably raise boys much easier than girls (she's very direct and not fond of the sass that girls are known to have).

I was fortunate to have positive male role models. None of them were perfect, but they all had good, admirable qualities. Two great parents is the best way to go, but many people aren't blessed with that arrangement. Honestly the idea of a 2-parent household is new. We've gotten away from the "it takes a village" mentality which is sad. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles used to all play integral roles in child rearing. The narrow western concept of a nuclear family has hurt our society, I think.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:32 AM
 
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So...this thread has already been moved FROM Relationships, and it's barely about Parenting; time to close.
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