Why children need fathers
The BBC has a really good episode of Storyville which really struck a note with me as a father.
The show's description is:
this film follows three men from outside as they take part in a four-day group therapy retreat with convicts serving long sentences for violent or gang-related crimes including murder, assault and robbery.
So what does that have to do with being a father ? Almost every man who appears in the show had one thing in common. Being fatherless, either because their father was not around or their father was a poor role model. It really reinforced what I've known all along, children do need their fathers, and their fathers need to step up and be strong positive role models.