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No Dad to Call

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By Sharron Pete
A tie. A card. Cologne. Maybe even breakfast in bed. Every year, Father’s Day conjures up simple gestures of love between a child and their father. For many it’s a day filled with happiness and love. But for some, the day is a painful reminder of something, or rather someone missing in their life. According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, 1 out of 3 children live without their biological father at home1. That is roughly 24 million children. Fathers can play a crucial role in a child’s development, making their absence very impactful. There are numerous reasons why a father could be absent from their child’s life. While nothing can make the pain of the loss felt any easier, there are some things that the child can keep in mind.

 

 

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