Fifty percent of American children grow up without a father living in their household for at least part of their childhood.
Once the relationship with their mother sours, many of those dads have little to no contact with their kids.
Uninvolved dads tend not to pay child support.
Even where these dads remain connected with their children, although the kids have higher self esteem, associated with parental involvement, they still experience more adolescent difficulties.
So much for happy father’s day.