How Are the Girls?

How Are the Girls?
Written by Cheryl Staley

People often ask me, "Cheryl, how are the girls doing though all of this?" Without a doubt, that question was this mother's greatest fear when Jim left. How are my children going to make it through these seven long years without their daddy? With all the scary statistics out there about how children raised without a father in the home suffer from this, that, and the other, it can be a scary road to travel. The increased risk for deviant behavior, promiscuity, pregnancy, drug abuse, neurodevelopment disruptions, abnormal social interactions, aggression, crime, obesity, poverty, poor health, failing education, compromised emotional security, susceptibility to exploitation by adult men, etc...is all supposedly knocking at my door.

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