While this dad inadvertently forgot his child, many other fathers are forgetting their children deliberately - abandoning them to pursue their own selfish desires.
They forget their children while they indulge in pleasures, or become preoccupied with internet, parties, money, or other distractions. As they do, their children are left without the guidance only a dad can give.
The importance of a father in a child's life is monumental. He is to nurture his children by giving them instruction, protection, sustenance, companionship, assistance, love, discipline & example. - J D Branon (preceptaustin.org)
Eph 6:4 (GW): “Fathers, don't make your children bitter about life. Instead, bring them up in Christian discipline and instruction.”