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Fathers (19 found)
Note: These stories are from YCteen and its sister publication, Represent, which is written by and for youth in foster care.
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Jovani’s mother dies and his father re-enters his life after a long absence. Jovani takes steps to forgive his father and build a trusting relationship with him. (full text)
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The writer tries to protect his siblings, mother, and himself from his father’s physical abuse. He discovers that writing is one way to gain a sense of peace and control. (full text)
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The writer’s father becomes distant when he loses his job. They fight constantly but when her father learns she’s in therapy to work out their problems, he begins to change.

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Levaunna's parents split when her dad admits he has another family. Levaunna starts lying, drinking, and acting out--but a friend helps her stop her destructive behavior. (full text)
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After years of rejection from her father, Tameara finally learns that the reason he is so absent is because he is a crack addict. (full text)
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After the writer moves from Korea to the U.S., his once fun-loving dad struggles to adjust to his new life here, and becomes perpetually angry and demanding. (full text)
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The writer questions how our culture defines manhood, particularly how his father defines it. While pursuing his passion for acting, he played a role that helped him develop his own definition. (full text)
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The author finds cutting helps her deal with a painful relationship with her father. Therapy, writing, music, and talking to others help her stop. (full text)
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Otis has little memory of his biological dad, but the brief time he had with a loving adoptive father taught him lessons he still remembers. (full text)
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The writer’s father reappears after he left the family many years ago. (full text)
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As a child, Daniela feels little connection to her quiet and withdrawn father. But a mutual love of movies brings them closer. (full text)
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At age 15, Athena visits her long-absent father in Greece. (full text)
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For years, the writer's father put alcohol ahead of his family. When he finally enters treatment, he and Jessica are able to connect. (full text)
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Lucas is here to tell the truth: there is no Santa Claus, puppies die, and parents don't trust their kids when they're out of sight. (full text)
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Antwaun struggles with conflicted feelings about his father, who spent most of Antwaun’s childhood in and out of prison. (full text)
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Stevisha’s father has been in prison since she was a young girl, but they have bonded over the years by writing to each other. (full text)
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When Naomi sees her father paying more attention to her younger sister, she thinks he doesn't like her any more. But after she confronts him about her feelings, they draw closer and she sees how much they have in common. (full text)
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Devastated when her father leaves the family, the writer fills her emptiness by having promiscuous sex. Eventually, she gains control of her sexuality. (full text)
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The author's dad leaves when he's little, but then his Uncle Ruben enters his life. Uncle Ruben's care and guidance shows the writer what a man can be. (full text)

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