While on the topic, here's a related quote of the day:
One of the most reliable predictors of whether a boy will succeed or fail in high school rests on a single question: does he have a man in his life to look up to? Too often, the answer is no. High rates of divorce and single motherhood have created a generation of fatherless boys. In every kind of neighborhood, rich or poor, an increasing number of boys—now a startling 40 percent—are being raised without their biological dads.
Be a mentor! You can't replace a dad, but if you can make a tiny bit of a difference in someone's life, then yours is a life worth living!