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"The Most Dramatic Shift in American living conditions in the past decade was a 62 percent rise in households headed by single fathers. They now number 2.2 million, or 2.1 percent of all households. That compares to 7.2 percent for single mothers.

"Child-rearing is tough enough without a partner, but for many single dads, the demand to be as nurturing as a traditional mother can be quite a challenge. And asking for help when parenting gets tough (like asking for directions when they're lost) may not be so easy either.

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