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Fatherless Children

Started this discussion. Last reply by JD Plueger Feb 21. 37 Replies

Hello AoM brethren, In regards to the title of this post, I'm referring to those children who are without a father figure...a result of a lapse of judgment rather than of divorce.  I'm 35 and have a…Continue

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Hello Brethren!I'm not new to the site but I am a new MEMBER of AoM. Cheers.Continue

 

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Feb 21
JD Plueger replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"thanks for all the advice...this site is great! I've starting to just have him over at the house a little more.  His mother jumps at the chance to drop him off.  I should have been a little more clear on the boys biological…"
Feb 21
Native Son replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"So, let me get this straight.  Your Mother in law had a child nine years ago, and the implication is that she's single, and the boy's biological father left. Your Mother in law wants you to be a surrogate father. First, you're…"
Jan 16
Native Son replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"Is his dentist named Spaulding?"
Jan 16
Rick Shelton replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"What does your (the OP) wife have to say about this?  SHE is the boy's immediate family.  What about other older siblings?  Where the hell is this boy's family in all this?"
Jan 16
Rick Shelton replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
""Wilson!""
Jan 16
Rick Shelton replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"I've never 'met a Phore' before. N+1 kids, no you are correct about raising N and N+1, it does take more time but the 'additional' time is less than when N = 1. I am not sure what I would do in this situation.  I…"
Jan 16
Will replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"I was responding to OP, not to some hypothetical and inexplicable situation in which loving the nephew requires not loving the sons. [/rabbit trail]"
Jan 16
Rebekah replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"Whatever you do, don't let this boy think his existence is a mistake.  The adults may have made mistakes, and he was born, but he is a wonderful human being and a gift to your family."
Jan 15
Rick Shelton replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"Where is the child's father in all this?"
Jan 15
Rick Shelton replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
""It takes a Village... to raise a nut"  I think that has been proven. You may be right about the mother."
Jan 15
Rick Shelton replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"Definitely, most definitely.  Talk about future issues.  You're his brother-in-law not his father or mother.  If the mother and father weren't willing to take on the job of raising the child why did they have him? …"
Jan 15
David F. replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"I think you need to talk to her about the disciplinarian part.  She will raise a holy terror if she thinks she does not need or can not do that part of raising a child.   One of the mothers at my son's school keeps trying to try to…"
Jan 15
Rick Shelton replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"But it's not a bulldog and it isn't taking food from his children's mouths.  Simply including this kid into the daily life of his family; taking him on outings with the kids, etc.  Not sure about the disciplinarian thing…"
Jan 14
Rick Shelton replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
"As JonE would say "Sack up".  If you want the kid to be a cautionary tale then keep on with what you're doing.  He's family, he is your problem by marriage.  I am surprised your wife isn't in on this one…"
Jan 14
Will replied to JD Plueger's discussion Fatherless Children
""Not my responsibility" doesn't feed the bulldog.  That's fine, if you don't care if the bulldog starves."
Jan 13

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Professionally, I'm a media technician so those interests revolve around both photography and graphic design. Personally, I am involved in an Ultimate Frisbee league. I am also an avid kayker and snowboarder and frequent the Colorado Rockies.
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Fight Club (any thing by Chuck Palahnuik), The Count of Monte Cristo, Walden, The Great Gatsby.
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