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When I watch my husband and child explore and play this soothes and relaxes me. I recently read an article on the devastating effects of absent fathers on girls; I am one of these dadless girls. David Blankenhorn; calls this trend in absent fatherhood a “current social epidemic”. He lists nine terrible impacts of fatherlessness. The effects range from higher suicide rates to increased social, mental, and behavioral issues. My child’s birthright is validated with every hug, conversation, and outing she shares with her dad. This is not just precious; its priceless. A paternal soothing of the soul.