Hello everyone, I'm Greg and have a 9-year-old son who - as cheesy as it sounds - is the star of my life. I am a single parent and I believe that my son and I are that much closer because of it. It was recently pointed out to me (not in a rude way!) that not having a motherly figure in his life could have some negative impacts. I am not overly worried, but can certainly see some truth to that, especially after looking up some science behind it! I figure I can post some of my thoughts, questions, or anything else related to parenting here to get some feedback on them. I look forward to posting soon and meeting everyone, this looks like a great community.