It is not only the mother who plays a role in the growth and development of a child. Fathers also have an equally important role. The role and presence of the father in the family help strengthen and build a sense of security in the child's life. A father gives a child a role model to follow, the function of the father in the family is very important and cannot be replaced by anyone.
Research shows that children who are close to their father will have optimal development in terms of:
However, not all families are in ideal conditions, where the father and mother are living under one roof. In order to meet the economic needs of the family, a father or husband may be forced to be far away from his wife and children. It might not be a problem if it's only a few weeks. But sometimes, this can go on for long periods of time. Such conditions make mothers have to take on the important role of fathers to assist children's growth and development.
What should moms do if dad works out of town for a long time?
As for fathers who are out of town, even though they are far away, this does not need to be a barrier; fathers can still stay close to their children. By keeping communication and a sense of closeness.
For fathers, even though they are far apart from their families, it does not mean that they do not have a role in the growth and development of their children. Creating good communication between a father, mother and their children is one of the keys to being a long-distance dad.