Medicine: The Hidden Problem

Every day hundreds of U.S. parents are faced with a problem which few of them know how to tackle: a son (more rarely, a daughter) who shows more interest in his own than in the opposite sex. Such cases are commonest in families that have been disrupted by the death of one parent, by divorce or separation, or by constant bickering between husband and wife. But they are also found, and all too often, in families that consider themselves normal in every way. Then parents scourge themselves with the question: "What did we do wrong?"

Some parents berate the boy more than...

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