Monday, February 16, 2009

Young Dad Update

Remember the story of Alfie Patten, the 13-year-old British boy who reportedly recently fathered a child after one night of unprotected sex?

Yes, you read that right: "reportedly." Now two more young boys have stepped forward, saying it's highly possible that they're the father of young Maisie. DNA tests ultimately will prove which boy is the father of the child.

In an accompanying editorial, writer Judith Woods blames the adults surrounding the teens (children?) and she has a point. We, as adults, have a right to protect, inform and educate our sons.

If you're reading this blog, I'm guessing you feel the same way. But oh -- how I feel for the boys out there who don't have that kind of guidance. My heart breaks for young Alife, no matter what the paternity test says.


  1. Sad that there is no guidance or very little.

  2. The article said that these kids were girlfriend/boyfriend and when she moved away(other town) he would go sleep over her house and the parents would let them sleep in the same bed. He is also 1 of 8 children that the neighbors say ran wild on the streets at all hours.