Tomorrow is Father’s Day.
And many, many children don’t live with their fathers.
The typical timesharing schedule allows fathers to have their children on Father’s Day.
But that’s one day out of the year.
What about the rest of the year?
Some of the dads who don’t live with their children are divorced. But many were never married to their mothers, maybe only saw them briefly.
As between ex-husbands and boyfriends, studies show that, in general, divorced fathers tend to be more involved as fathers than ex-boyfriends.
Regardless, more fathers who don’t live with their children tend to spend time, and more time, with their children today than in decades past.
Studies tend to show that children have higher self-esteem, are less likely to be delinquent and less likely to suffer from depression when their fathers are actively engaged in their lives.
Newr technologies, ranging from cell phones to web-cameras, make it easier for fathers to stay in touch and involved.
But dads who don’t see their kids much, tend not to use these other means of contact either.
Still, when all is said and done, the degree of contact fathers have with their children reportedly usually correlates strongly with with the character of the relationship between the parents and their ability to co-parent.
So, will your child be timesharing with dad on Father’s Day?