Father’s Day without Day is not as uncommon as it should be.

Consider these facts:
  • Nationwide 24 million children (34 percent) live without involvement from their biological father [National Fatherhood Initiative].
  • 40 percent of children in father-absent homes have not seen their father at all during the past year. [National Fatherhood Initiative]
  • — 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. [National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools]
  • 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes. [U. S. D.H.H.S. Bureau of the Census]
  • 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes. [U.S. D.H.H.S. Bureau of the Census]
  • 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes. [Center for Disease Control]

It is becoming very clear that our society needs to step up efforts to address this huge problem of absent fathers,” said Sonny Baird, Founder of ForeverDad.

For tips about How to handle Father’s Day with out dad- divorced, step- dad or passed away see Non- Traditional Father’s Day

Mary Forman

Mary is an educator and a parent of three children. She is the author of 7 children's books, loves arts and crafts and teaches parenting classes at Washington Community College.

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