I agree that it is too common, but I have observed that many children are dropped off and picked up their fathers at the school and often they are the ones called if there is an issue with the child. I also know of a number of cases where the child lives with the father and not the mother. If a woman has four children from four different guys, is it the guy's fault for not sticking with her?Here's another annoying Dominican habbit I dislike.
Grown men turning kids into mother's and leaving them by themselves to deal with the pregnancy and child care afterwards. It's far more common than I think most people are aware of.