The Heavy Price Society Pays for the No-Daddy Factor

Lennie came to me about 18 months ago, with an attitude. He was a gangbanger and liked to rob people — by force. Not a very nice kid. His mother cried in court as Lennie looked on with emotion — the kind where the eyes roll and he is thinking, “Whatever!” So back during that bad time: Lennie is making straight “F’s,” doesn’t come home some nights, curses his mother, and Daddy is not around.