One in seven adults lost a parent before the age of 20
In a study of 1,006 adults, 59 percent said they have become stronger as a result of their childhood loss.
Many worried as young adults about missing milestones like prom or graduation
12 presidents lost their fathers at a young age: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama
Losing a parent can have an effect on success as an adult: due to extra muscles, grit and self reliance