1 Much of the theory and research about child–father attachment assumes a nuclear family structure. However, not all families have a mother, father and children all living under the same roof. In the UK, about one in four dependent children lives with a single parent who is usually, but not always, the mother.
(a) Due to divorce and other factors, some fathers do not reside with their young children. Discuss the quantity and quality of interactions that these non-residential fathers would need in order to become secure attachment figures for their children.
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