I am not one to pass judgement on others, but when I read this article about Dennis Rodman I had to say something. As an aside, am I the only one who is noticing that Rodman is seemingly popping up everywhere. He must be getting commision for being on Celeberty Apprentice.
So the NBA hall-of-famer blames not knowing his father on not being close to his own four children. Rodman's father apparently has many children throughout the world and is a deadbeat for all if not most of them. The younger Rodman has made many millions over his career so I am guessing he has suported his kids, but he claims he doesnt know how to hug them, or things like that. Is it that he didnt have a father at home or is it that he is immature selfish and a fame whore.
My dad passed away when I was five years old. I have no issues being a father. Perhaps because I wasn't catered to since I was an eight grader who could re-bound like few others ever could. So when I have to put the needs of someone else's (my kids) before my own it is something I am very capable of it.
Years ago a co-worker was complaining that someone in his town accused him of over parenting, and this was 13 years ago, he said "I grew up without a dad, I want to make sure my kids know there dad is there for them every day." I never met Bob's kids, and I only knew him a short period of time, but his kids were (are) loved by that man. So for a man who didn't have a dad in his life he some how figured it out. Lots of people who were raised by mothers. aunts, grandmothers or whoever become good dads, it stems from being a good man. When you blame an absentee father for your own shortcomings as a father you are just making excuses Mr. Rodman.