In the past, the court system viewed women as caregivers more prominently than men. As a result, many fathers faced bias and lost time with their children. Today, the courts believe that children need both parents and that fathers do have as much of a role in their children’s lives as the mothers do.
Fathers play an important role, offering protection, support, training and education. Here is a little more about why it’s so important for fathers to play an active role in their children’s lives.
Men are protectors
Of course, both men and women offer protection to their children, but men often have a role in providing security to their families and children. They provide emotional and physical safety, financial security and other benefits to their children that shouldn’t be ignored.
Men are strong teachers
Like mothers, fathers have their own skills to pass on to their children. They can teach their children how to act, academic things, how to treat others and how they should be treated.
Fathers are companions
It is most important for men to take an active role in their children’s lives because they are an additional companion, guide and friend for their children. Their added guidance and support is physically, and psychologically, important to their children’s lives.
These are just three of many reasons why it’s important for fathers to be in their children’s lives. If you’re concerned about custody issues and your divorce, remember that you have every right to fight to be actively involved in your children’s lives. Your role is an important one that should not be overlooked by the court.