Wanted: Male Role Models
By the time boys are 4 to 6 years old, they often feel the need for a masculine role model. And that need doesn't change as boys grow older. If your son's father is not in the picture, another adult male you trust needs to be involved in his life. You might find a man to mentor your son through a mentoring program. Or, you might have some male relatives, friends, or neighbors who would be good role models for your child. All you have to do is ask them to spend some time each week or month with your son. The men will be honored you asked and your child will be forever grateful. Coach Tony Dungy has a lot to say on the importance of male role models.