Co-parenting is always challenging – even if your marriage ended amicably. This is why developing a detailed parenting plan during the divorce is crucial.
As the Father Involvement Research Alliance explains, most children benefit from having both parents in their lives. However, some custodial parents – both mothers and fathers – attempt to alienate the other parent out of spite. This is usually a bad idea, and it could lead to modifications of the child custody agreement.
If you are having child custody issues in Florida, contact the Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, PA. Mr. Raheb is a child custody lawyer in Naples who can evaluate your case, provide recommendations, and represent your interests. He can answer your questions related to child custody, alimony, asset division, prenuptial agreements, parenting plans, and other family law matters.
Call 866-949-0888 to schedule a free initial consultation. Until then, read on to learn 10 reasons why mothers with primary custody should encourage healthy relationships between their children and their children’s fathers:
- Babies of involved dads score significantly higher on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development. Evidence suggests they solve problems easier and have higher IQs than babies with absent dads.
- Children with involved fathers tend to have better grades in school compared to kids with absent dads. They also perform better at sports.
- Committed fathers are more likely to have children who are A-grade students – with better verbal and quantitative skills.
- When children see their fathers regularly, their grade point averages are typically higher, and they excel in a wider range of cognitive functions and subjects.
- Children with young mothers perform better academically and socio-emotionally when they are in contact with their fathers.
- Children with involved fathers have better overall life satisfaction and suffer from fewer cases of depression.
- Kids with involved fathers also have better peer relations. They tend to be well-liked and popular. They are also more confident, less aggressive and negative, and more generous and understanding of others.
- Children without fathers are four times more likely to suffer obesity before adulthood or succumb to other health problems.
- According to Fatherhood.gov, children with involved fathers are less likely to abuse drugs, steal, drink alcohol, and commit other crimes.
- Teens that have strong relationships with their fathers are 80 percent less likely to go to jail, and 75 percent less likely to have kids before marriage.
The FIRA report includes more than 100 reasons to encourage fathers to have healthy relationships with their children. If you are a mother with primary custody, it is critical that you consider these benefits before you alienate your children’s dad.
If you are facing a child custody conflict, contact the Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, PA. Mr. Raheb is a divorce attorney in Florida who can help you avoid making mistakes that could compromise your personal or financial interests. Call 866-949-0888 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.