On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

If you ever want proof that it’s beneficial for children to have their fathers in their lives, just consider all of the things that fathers teach them. Some of this is taught directly and intentionally; other things are just a product of observing, interacting and spending time together.

Naturally, this is true for both boys and girls. Today, however, let’s take a look at a few things that sons can learn from their fathers:

  • How to treat women. This is important in any relationship but especially important when parents are divorced, unmarried or experiencing any sort of trouble that can stress that relationship.
  • What skills he can develop. A father has a unique ability to help a child explore the world, discover hobbies and develop skills in those areas. Some teach their sons how to sail, how to build, how to rock climb or how to play sports. The specifics don’t matter. The key is to help children grow up with experiences they may miss on their own.
  • That he can be strong and independent. Fathers may show their sons the ropes with new skills, but they also need to let them make mistakes, learn and grow. This instills confidence.
  • How to handle problems. No one wants to lose a job, face a budget crisis, come down with an illness or experience other setbacks. But that is part of life. A father who goes through these things can help to teach his son how to approach them and deal with them.

For these reasons and many more, it’s crucial for fathers to know all about their rights in child custody situations.