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Published: Friday, June 13 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

With the lack of fathers in many black households, it's no wonder the crime rate among the kids is high. A mother with 6 kids and just as many daddy's that aren't around, who is going to teach the child, discipline the child etc. A single mother can do a great job, as well as a single dad. But, it would be tough in many ways compared to having a husband and wife that equally share the joy of raising a child.

I wonder if similar results show up when the father is home, but, absent from doing anything and what that impact is.

It's just sad watching our society crumble to pieces, and having one inept politician after another increase the debt on our backs, our childrens backs and grandchildrens backs. Then again these are leaders from the 60's that grew up in "live for today" selfish mentality.

Cedar City, UT

"...chemical substances secreted by the body that serve as stimuli to others – seem to slow down the onset of puberty in his daughter."

Is this true? Never heard of that one before. Sounds suspect.

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