INSIGHT|November 19, 2019
Dads Putting Their Children First
As it is both International Men’s Day and World Children’s Day this week, we take a moment to highlight the importance of the father child relationship and consider the impact that parents separating can have on this bond.
We hear from our very own Ayse James, who lived with her Dad after her parents divorced, and share some practical advice from her Dad as well as our lawyers, who consider father's rights and most importantly, the right of a child to have a relationship with both parents where possible.
Research shows that Dads are as important as Mums in their roles as caregivers, protectors, supporters and as models for social and emotional behaviour. In fact, a child’s relationship with their Dad is one of the most significant and influential they will ever have. This remains the case when parents separate, because the parental role never ends.