10 January 2014

1 in 6 Dad’s don’t live with kids

While I find the stat sad, that 1 in 6 dads don’t have their children living with them, I do find the notion, as mentioned later in the article, that Dad’s who live with their young kids are six times more likely to be engaged and involved.

But at the same time, don’t take living with them for granted.

Dr. Victor Fornari said the following:

"Fathers do matter. You can have a profound impact on your child's life, even if you're not living with them. If you are living with them, be sure that you're actively engaged. Just being present isn't enough. Make sure you have dinner with your kids. I understand people have busy schedules, but if you don't have time for dinner together most nights, when do you have time to interact?"