Jason Free, John Clark
Some have compared the minds of children to sponges. They take in everything. Everything they see, everything they hear, everything they perceive in the environment around them. They absorb it and it becomes part of them.
That means what they take in is not incidental to their outcome. In fact, it is usually quite predictive. The quality of the relationship between a mother and father and the way a mother and father treat each other is not lost on the child.
What they see, hear, and take in greatly influences the way they will interact with their future spouse, and often, relationships in general. With this in mind, perhaps the best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.