02/25/2015 01:16 pm ET Updated Feb 25, 2015

Raising A Son When All Of Your Role Models Have Failed You

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I was raised in a tight knit family. Both sets of my grandparents lived in my small home town, as well as all of my aunts and uncles. I went to school with all of my cousins at the same private school. We spent holidays and weekends with our large extended family. They were our social circle, with few outsiders allowed inside our heavily fortified walls.

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