While divorce is often difficult, it can be even more challenging when there are children in the picture. This can be especially true if you are a father who is in the middle of a custody battle.
Because society has traditionally prioritized mothers when it comes to parents’ rights, many fathers mistakenly believe that is still the case. The truth is, a dad’s presence is just as critical to a child as a mother’s. If you are a father, do not be afraid to defend your parenting rights. There are many reasons why you should fight for custody.
1. Dads help kids stay out of trouble
When young people have a father who spends quality time with them, research shows that they have a significantly lower risk of going to jail or facing other kinds of legal trouble.
2. Dads help kids get better grades
Statistically speaking, children who spend less time getting into trouble often excel in school. For this reason, having a father to lean on can be all the more beneficial. Indeed, studies reveal that kids with active dads do better in school, too.
3. Dads improve social and emotional development
According to the University of Texas, having a dad around can also play a major role in the social and emotional development of children.
4. Dads lower the risk of teen pregnancy
Additionally, girls who have an active father in their life are 75% less likely to experience teen pregnancy.
While being a father has its challenges, it can also be a great opportunity to leave a positive impact on the future.