If you are a father who is facing divorce, the most important thing that you can do for your child’s future is to make sure that you stay involved.
Study after study has shown that children see many benefits from being around their fathers. It’s best if they get at least some time to live with their fathers, which is why a child custody agreement that gives both parents time with their kids is important.
What if you don’t get to live with your child as much as you want? One key thing you can focus on is getting to the important events in your child’s life. This shows them that you do care and that you’re putting in the effort. It also just gives them more time to be around you during the events they care about the most.
Don’t worry if these are things that you don’t connect with. Maybe you have never been interested in organized sports, and your child plays high school basketball. You still want to go to games and cheer them on, using the chances you have to bond with them and build that relationship.
Situations like this can get difficult after a divorce. You have to coordinate your schedule with your spouse. You have to make more of an effort to see your child because it does not happen naturally as often as it did when you and your ex were married.
If anything, though, that just makes it more important. Take the time to look into all of your parental rights.