Our fathers have played a major role in our life whether they were present or not. Sometimes the most impact fathers play are the one who aren't present. I've grown up in an environment where my dad wasn't present so I created the idea of what a dad should be. The four statements of how a dad is, they tend to be less attentive and affectionate, they spend less time with their babies, they spend more time in physical play, and children tend to choose their fathers over their mothers as playmates. All of which I believe to be true though personally I don't understand. I also believe that this statement doesn't pertain to every father out there. The idea of the father figure makes sense but why does such emphasis play an important impact on children's' psychological well-being. With my parents separated I created the idea of what my dad was and blinded the thought that he wasn't the father I wanted him to be. Thoughts that he wasn't a good dad were pushed even when the evidence to say otherwise was in front of my face. I can't give a personal statement about fathers who are there in their child's life but I know that the role of the father shapes children's psychological well-being.