"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglas
The signs can be seen in bullying incidents and low self-esteem, in increasing rates of teenage suicide and in the disturbingly frequent school shootings.
These incidents are all “red flags” that call attention to one aspect of parenting that continues to receive far too little attention – the relationship between fathers and sons. The impact of fathers on the psychological well-being and social behavior of their children has been well documented.
The dangerous and extreme results of boys who are allowed to grow up without the positive bond with their fathers has been documented in school shootings, bullying incidents, and increased rates of teenage suicide.
One of the most important outcomes EFA will achieve is making a positive impact on men, and in the process, empower the enjoyment of better self-esteem, happiness and sustainable success, so that they can postively contribute to their communities.