A child’s health is directly tied to his or her father’s presence. From emotional and behavioral issues, to sexual activity and abuse and neglect, father absence affects many issues related to child health. Moms can encourage father involvement, and in doing so, father involvement is increased.
However, when dads are involved:
Dads (and moms!) need to understand the importance of father involvement, and the benefits to their children. In fact, that is why NFI created Resources for Moms, to help them understand the importance of father involvement, and how to include dad in the lives of their children for the benefit of the child.