B.O.Y. problems often accompany L.A.Z.Y. D.A.D. problems.
Dad might in fact be doing a pretty fair job at keeping the family in food and clothes, but they can be starving and naked in attention. The dad who determines that he does not have time from that all important ball game on radio or TV to play with his son will never, ever get that time back.
Dad left the home. Mom left the home. They let daycare and compulsory schooling take the kids out of the home.
It’s an entirely unnatural way to live.