Fatherhood is, by nature, the basis of every relationship with males in a person’s life. For boys, a father is the hero through whom they learn about manhood. For girls, a father is the model of man they are going to look up to when they choose a husband. Too often, many children deal with the problem of absentee fathers and a lack of suitable role models.
In When is Daddy Coming?, author Ofelia Perez shares how parents can help their children and break the cycle of fatherlessness. She:
• discusses the social and individual roots of the problem;
• offers useful and down-to-earth forms of avoiding and solving for everyone: dads, married moms and dads, and divorced couples;
• conveys the message of dealing with the situation individually, but asserts there is responsibility of the church and judicial system; and
• aims to help fathers feel proud of being fathers and helps mothers to take steps for balance.
When is Daddy Coming? maintains that men must take charge of fatherhood with all its rewards and responsibilities. They must train themselves and make themselves savvy about the matter so families can be saved.