We knew this all along, but reading about it makes us feel so good. From Raising Boys Without Men:
Rebutting confidently spouted opinions to the contrary, Dr. Drexler’s research shows that boys raised without fathers are socially savvy, generous, caring communicators, while still remaining extremely “boyish” — passionate about sports and adept at rough-housing with friends.
These boys’ maverick moms are pioneering a new form of parenting that rejects social judgments about family structure and gender stereotype, and which stresses the importance of communication, community, and love. These brave women have much to teach us about a better way to raise tomorrow’s men.