Why Fathers Leave Their Children By David Brooks
The keynote speaker at February’s Working Together for Working Families conference, David Brooks, writes an article about fatherhood from today’s New York Times.
“Millions of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological father, and often when you ask them about it, you hear a litany of male barbarism. You hear teens describe how their dad used to beat up their mom, how an absent father had five kids with different women and abandoned them all.
The children’s tales often reinforce the standard image we have of the deadbeat dad — the selfish cad who spreads his seed and leaves generations of wreckage in his wake.” READ FULL ARTICLE