Presidents are Mama’s boys

“Well a mother, a real mother, is the most wonderful person in the world. She’s the angel voice that bids you goodnight.” – Wendy to the lost boys of Neverland.   Most presidents are mama’s boys. Many of them are actually named after their mothers. We all know that John Fitzgerald Kennedy is named after his mother,Continue reading “Presidents are Mama’s boys”

Presidents’ Mothers: Are they the secret of success?

“All I am or ever hope to be I owe to my angel mother, God bless her.” – Abraham Lincoln There is plenty of anecdotal evidence to confirm that most of America’s presidents are “mama’s boys.” It must make Sigmund Freud smile for one of his most enduring discoveries was how the perceived favorite childContinue reading “Presidents’ Mothers: Are they the secret of success?”

The Absent Father: A surprising lesson from history

“There is no passion more deeply rooted in my bosom than the longing for posterity to support my father’s name.”   – John Quincy Adams   There is curious anecdotal evidence that some of history’s most powerful leaders came from homes with absent fathers.  And we are seeing this scenario acted out again in theContinue reading “The Absent Father: A surprising lesson from history”