The Undeniable Link Between Fatherlessness & School Shootings

By James Mills, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International

Given the recent "March for our lives" protests in the US, we came across this powerful video that explores some of the roots of why, in particular, young men are picking up automatic weapons and killing their classmates.

It's long been known that mental health lies at the root of this, but what aspects of mental health in particular?

It seems that the evidence is overwhelming that there is a link between a lack of good fatherhood and young men turning to violence. In his book "The Boy Crisis", Dr Warren Farrell explains how a lack of positive male role models and good fathers may be contributing to America's school shootings. How many other areas of society is this affecting?

Wait There's More! 

Here is more on the root lessons behind the Florida shootings earlier this year...

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About the Author:

My passion is education because I feel that so many more people would be able to lead happier, more successful and fulfilling lives if we all had access to a more inspiring education system. My vision is that we have an inspiring teacher in every classroom; I realise that there's plenty to be done in order to bring that to life, but committed to doing what it takes to bring together the people and resources to make that happen. As an Associate Partner at Lighthouse International and Co-Founder of Lighthouse Kidz I am committed to developing my ability to bring together emerging leaders and social entrepreneurs to make a positive difference in the world. Presently I'm working on a variety of initiatives such as bringing together the people, expertise and resources to ensure that everyone has access to clean water.