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    Question of the week - male role models

    As we start thinking of returning to our "normal" lives in the US.. We have been thinking about how to get a consistent male role model into Mia's life. Not just incidentally - but someone who would actively develop a special realtionship with Mia.

    Are any of you thinking about that? Do you think its important? How structured are you trying to be?

    Looking forward to your responses!
    Amy

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    born Guatemala 4/2/2000
    home to Boston 7/5/2001


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    Hi Amy

    We have Mandi's brother that is the best role model one could ask for. He is a wonderful man, He is a man's man but then very sensitive and loving. He absolutely adores Gatton. His wife gave birth to their first daughter on Sat so now he also will understand Gatton from a father's eyes. ya know?
    He visits Gatton about 4 or more times a week. His work is located about 5 blocks from where we live so for lunch hours and anytime he can find he is over at the house with Gatton during the day. (he is a supervisor of a cable company and he gets away from the office A LOT. )

    I think it is important for children to have role models and adults in their lives of both gender and ages. I believe it helps them become well rounded adults.

    Becca
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    We have a number of male role models for Benji. Some are older and may not be around to see him become a man. His great uncle is very involved and adores him. He sees him around twice a month. My partner's nephews and brother in law also feel a strong connection to him. We also have a number of gay male friends.
    I guess in a nut shell we don't have a single man in the "fathering" role, but a number of male adults who serve as role models. I am thinking that as he grows older that he will connect with one special man...at least I hope so. He really does seem to know the difference between men and women already and he does connect with men in a different way...it's interesting.
    Well, I'm rambling...it's a good question.

    Didi


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