How are our children influenced?

In the local news this week was the story about a troubled son who is being held in custody under suspicion of several slayings in a large neighboring city. When speaking about the young man’s father, the local paper quotes a police officer as saying, “I think he’s the father of a troubled kid…”

The article goes on to describe the father’s involvement in recording and performing “narcocorrida” music and describes with some detail the level of graphic violence portrayed in his recordings. One has to wonder which is the chicken and which is the egg in this case.

Parents as Influencers

This brings up an even bigger issue. Parental Influence on their children. More specifically: How much do fathers influence the character and behavior of their children.  What do you think is the influence that fathers whether present or absent, have on their sons and daughters behavior? I would love to hear your opinion on this matter. Please send me your comments and observations.

Maybe, after you weigh in on the subject I can offer a few comments and thoughts of my own…

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