Becoming A Non-Custodial Father

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When becoming a non-custodial father you face a lot of challenges when it comes to you and your children and the relationship/ actions of your child 's mother. Too many fathers start out as “Santa Claus or an activities director” and as time goes on, their visits become fewer and fewer (Thompson, 1994). Children whose parents weren’t married see even less of their dad after the break-up. This lack of contact hurts the father and child. Mandel and Sharlin (2006) report “70% of criminals who were sentenced to long prison terms grew up without a father when they were children”. Non-custodial fathers tend to feel frustrated, left-out, and stressed (Mandel and Sharlin, 2006). Non-custodial fathers also miss out on the little things that happen
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