Kids can truly achieve so much more when their father is present and active in their everyday lives. Studies have repeatedly shown that a two-parent household with active parents is the key to a child's development. Certainly many, many children of one-parent households have gone on to great things, but they shouldn't have to. The idea that a father's presence is a luxury needs to change. Even if the parents divorce, a father should be present for every sporting event, every school activity, and all the ordinary moments that define a child's early life. Divorce or separation is no excuse for a father to stay away or reduce his involvement in the children's development. In fact, in the sad case of separation, a father should become more involved, because the children desperately need positive influences during divorce proceedings.
Father's Day and the Current State of Fatherhood
At Father's Day 2006, I am absolutely devastated about the current state of fatherhood in this country. It is terribly troubling that our society accepts fatherhood as a luxury, not a necessity. An involved, loving, ...