An Article by Cox News Service interviewing Dr. O’Donnell Back in the Day
Although fathers are participating in child-rearing more than ever, many are still “phantom fathers,” said Dr. Michael O’Donnell, [former] director of the Southwest Center for Fathering in Abilene, Texas.
People may believe that fathers are doing their fair share, but the reality is, it is not happening fast enough, he said. Too many mothers are handling the responsibility of nurturing the next generation alone.
In the phantom father syndrome, O’Donnell said, dad is at home, but he is not involved. Based on a recent study at Harvard University, the majority of fathers interact meaningfully with their children …