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What's your definition of a deadbeat dad?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:04 PM on Dec. 26, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • (cont3) and got a bit behind~ and that he has an abusive spouse *being me*.
    all of that is bull and I'm not sure how that makes a dead beat dad.
    To me. A deadbeat dad is:
    1. an alcoholic ~ that refuses to see it or get treatment.
    2. Abusive himself to the child~ in any manner
    3. A drugie/drugdealer
    4. SOMEONE WHO JUST WALKS AWAY and doesn't care about his child.
    5. is in trouble with the law for serious stuff frequently and doesn't care the effect it has on his child
    6. takes the kid cuz he "has" to and pawns the kid off on family
    7. doesn't do anything to take the inititave to see his kid..

    Answer by AMaesmama at 9:16 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • a lazy man who doesn't give a damn about his family

    Answer by kimberleee382 at 2:05 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • some man that just donated his and just does'nt ever spend any time w/ his child or always makes up stuff to never have to see it and never sends money or clothes or dipers or anything on sentence o well

    Answer by kim168 at 2:11 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • a dad that doesn't spend time w/ his children and dont try to support them or do anything for them

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • My son's father lol.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • I don't think it's all about money, I think the first post said it best"doesn't give a damn". My ex pays alot of money but is usually too bust taking care of his fiancee and her(not his) baby to bother much w/ds's life. Thank God my so is a great dad to him.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 2:27 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • MY father!!!


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:04 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • Alot of women have to blame the dad But they could have kept their legs closed too ;o)

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • I think the most dead beat of dads is the one who chooses to be a father when he wants to be. The man who never speaks to you or calls to check in with your child but as soon as he feels he wants to play daddy he comes and gets the child. The kind of dad who pays little to nothing in child support. The kind that gets his son's hopes up and then crushes them. I'd rather not have a father in the pic period than to have the type of father that comes around as often as a blue moon. You know the Easter/ C

    Answer by micrespo at 3:45 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

  • Cont'd Sorry about that:) Just like the Easter/Christmas church goers he's an Easter/ Christmas dad.

    Answer by micrespo at 3:47 PM on Dec. 26, 2008

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