Children of divorce in many cases will desire to have a continued relationship with both parents. A great deal of research shows that a large complaint from children is that they are dissatisfied with infrequent contact with the nonresidential parent, in many cases this is the father. They want additional time and longer contact with the non-residential parent. The continued contact with competent fathers has been correlated with improved psychological scores, better peer relationships, fewer behavioral problems, and better peer relationships.
Fathers can enhance a child’s life by providing them:
- Economic resources
- Emotional support
Higher levels of an involved father might improve a child’s:
- Behavioral problems
- Contact with juvenile justice system
- Age of initial sexual activity
- Instance of teen pregnancy
- Chance of divorce
- Reliance on aggressive conflict resolution
Attorney Ronald Allen Johnston is a Divorce Lawyer in Hillsboro Oregon that advocates for family unity and parental involvement. If you are a parent who needs steadfast representation to achieve the parenting plan you desire, click here to read more.