A study by Oxford University has unsurprisingly found that emotionally committed fathers have better behaved children in teenage years. They also improve the relationship between child and mother through the additional support they provide through early childhood. According to the study the overall result is the creation of a happy and cohesive family unit which has a continuing positive effect on children. So we encourage you to be there for the kids, regardless of all the other things that may be going on in your life. There's plenty of time for that when they're at school or in bed.