Rick on Life: The Fatherless Pandemic (Part 2)
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With your Host: Rick Amitin
The most current data shows that 1/3 of children in America are growing up without their biological father in the home. That represents some 24 million kids being raised in homes without their dad.
As if that’s not tragic enough, these numbers fail to account for the dads who are present in the home but are not emotionally engaged or physically invested in the lives of their children.
Nor do these numbers reflect the homes where fathers are abusive and destroy the sacred bond that is necessary for the proper development and well-being of their children.
We can gain even more insight into the pandemic by understanding that kids without dads are:
- 5 times more likely to … live in poverty
- 2 times more likely to … drop out of high school
- 2 times more likely to … end up in jail
- 4 times more likely to … have emotional/behavioral issues
- 2 times more likely to … abuse drugs/alcohol
70% of all juveniles in reform institutions had no dad …
63% of youth suicides come from fatherless homes …
The effects of fatherlessness are very real and undeniable. And, things aren’t likely to improve until we address the pandemic with real solutions. A missing father leaves a hole in the soul of the child… a hole the size of a father.
Kids want to know their fathers. Just as important, they want their fathers to know them.
When fathers are not only present in the home but proactively involved with their kid’s good things happen. Not only are these negative statistics greatly diminished but other omissions are erased as well. The plight of the fatherless is addressed by father-full-ness.
Moms are amazing and so are dads. Fortunately for kids there’s not a crisis of motherlessness – Unfortunately, for kids there is a crisis of fatherlessness.
I address this issue in my Book: If Only I Had A Dad: Finding Freedom From Fatherlessness and shared my transformation in my companion workbook of the same title.
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About your Host: Rick Amitin is a Writer, Author, Blogger, Poet, Inspirational Speaker, Founder of rickamitin.com, and Host of “Rick on Life“. Rick is a contributing columnist for Read My Mind Magazine, an online and hard copy publication. Rick is published on various platforms including, twodropsofink.com, a Top Ten (10greatest.com) literary blog.
Rick published his first book, If Only I Had a Dad: Finding Freedom From Fatherlessness, a Memoir in December 2016. He has also published a Companion Workbook of the same title. Rick is currently working on a book of inspirational and thought-provoking poetry as well as his second book.
Rick is an Ordained Minister, traveled extensively as an Evangelist, and Pastored several churches before embarking on his journey as a Transformational Life Coach. As a Certified Behavioral Analyst, with the Institute of Motivational living, Rick believes determining why we do what we do is critical to effecting positive change in our individual lives.
Rick is in the final stages of developing an online training platform to accompany his live events, and one-on-one coaching sessions. Rick has attended countless seminars and training programs in personal development and has acquired an awareness of the deep disconnection brought on by a lack of understanding of the principles of compassion, empathy, and love. Rick is an optimist and believes strongly that the key to peace of mind, and a more peaceful world is found in personal responsibility.
Rick is highly visible on social media websites and engages with his community regularly. Rick is a consummate mentor accepting the mission of sharing his insights for living a rich, rewarding, and fulfilling life. Rick is an avid researcher and is committed to being a life-long learner. In an ever-changing world, Rick remains a lover of people.
Rick has been married to his wife, Tina, for 36 years. Has three grown children, four granddaughters, one grandson and three great-grandsons.
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