How do young black fathers relate to their children, as well as to their own fathers? How do they see — and play — their roles in both family and community? These are some of the big questions this timely, accessible book addresses. Written by both popular commentators and those who have experienced the issues firsthand, Be a Father to Your Child begins with a frank discussion of how family formation has changed since the 1960s, especially for communities of color. Individual selections then flesh out historical, sociological, and cultural contexts, examining the impact of welfare, child support, criminal justice, and employment policies on young men of color. In addition to this analytical material, the book presents more personal, anecdotal pieces — including poems and lyrics, short stories, and interviews — that form a powerful composite portrait of the challenges facing modern communities of color, and how to overcome them.
Created especially for the Australian customer! Your essential guide to being the best dad you can be Have you just found out you're going to be a dad, or perhaps you're already a brand new dad? Being a Great Dad is a comprehensive and practical guide to For Dummies dadhood, with advice on topics ranging from conception to looking after your baby, connecting with your little one and helping your child develop and grow. Know what to expect during pregnancy and birth -- be prepared as your baby grows and enters the world Prepare for a baby in the house -- find out the essential gear you'll need Keep baby safe and sound -- tips on how to baby proof your home and keep junior safe Be a hands-on dad - learn practical solutions to common parenting challenges Manage the work-life balance -- find out how to balance your work commitments and life outside work Be a stay-at-home-dad -- discover how to combine being primary care-giver for your child with paid work Choose the right school for your child -- examine the education choices available and what's best for your little one
Then it hit me. These kids probably haven't been hugged in awhile if at all. And if they have been hugged lately, it was probably by their mother, not their father. After all, a father wouldn't be seen hugging his child. A father is too proud to hug his child. That's for the mother to do, not the father. It's the father's job to make the money and pay the bills. The mother's job is to raise the children and show them affection. Another difference between a father and a daddy. A daddy has no problem hugging his child. A father does. Author and humorist Brad Carver argues that we do not have enough daddies in the world today-and that we need them now more than ever. With his insightful and humorous look at the world of fatherhood, Carver compels you to take a closer look at your own parenting skills.If you're expecting a new bundle of joy or already have three, How to Be A Daddy, Not A Father shows you how to be the "superdaddy" that your child needs!
Mothers can fall more easily into their role of care giver but fathers are suddenly disassociated from their expected roles. Mothers are more likely to be involved in diet, stimulation and bonding but Dads start out asking "What do I do?" Moms often find it difficult to get fathers involved under these circumstances. This book is an overview of what to expect from school boards and the medical establishment. The Learning Disabilities addressed are Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Dyslexia, ADHD, Delayed Development Disorder, Attention Deficit ADD, Hyperlexia, and Sensory Sensitivity. Fathers in particular have a need to know "why?" this happened to their child when nobody gives an objective reason. This book reflects on this and strives to satisfy this need to know in a unique way so that parents can get on to the task of helping their children.
"Your go-to gift for new fathers." — Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker, and radio host Whether you know it or not, if you're a dad, you’e a hero— that's the message of bestselling author and pediatrician Meg Meeker. Even if you're struggling with all the demands of fatherhood, let Dr. Meeker reassure you: every man has it within him to be the hero father his children need. With simple step-by-step instructions and drawing on long experience—including her work with the NFL's Fatherhood Initiative—Dr. Meeker shows you how to be the father you want to be and your children need you to be. Discover why fathers are even more important to their children than their mothers are; why your children want you to be their hero—even if their relationship with you has been strained or distant; and secrets that can help divorced dads, widowed dads, and stepfathers maintain—or rebuild—a strong relationship with their children As Dr. Meeker writes, "If you want what is best for your children—if you want what is best for you—you should strive to be a hero father. In this book, I hope to show you how."
This guide looks at ten parenting qualities inspired by the ultimate model of fatherhood and how embracing these godly characteristics will make all the difference in a child.
While many fathers are aiming to do their part, there must be an aggressive fight to get rid of the deadbeat dad plague. This book aims to help today's fathers by promoting the basic elements necessary to preserve fatherhood. It helps protect fathers from parental disaster and intentionally raise children they are proud of. Maximum results of this kind will only be possible through planned parenthood. So many absent baby daddy issues exist today, but can things be any better? This book is also geared towards helping children to have and own fathers that they admire. It has been created to benefit fathers and men but can be utilized by mothers who need help in making sure their child are raised on the right foundation 10 Ways To Avoid Being A Deadbeat Dad consists of basic principles every father needs. It also challenges fathers to take the next step with personal response applications. If family relationships are going to improve there must be efforts taken by fathers now. A great gift for all occasions to help fathers keep on the right track with the necessary tools to be a successful parent.
What fathers say can determine a child's way. Men who have abdicated their roles as fathers are the single greatest problem in society today. But fathers who speak words of encouragement and love to their children, mixed in with some common sense, sow into their hearts and minds the necessary ingredients for reaping healthy identities and self-images that propel toward success in life. Join Joe Pellegrino and Joe Battaglia as they share moving stories and life lessons from men and women who testify to the power of a father's influence, including: Corbin Bernsen Steve Brown Delilah Kathie Lee Gifford Lauren Green Michael Guillen Kirsten Haglund Brant Hansen Alex Kendrick Lauren McAfee Barry Meguiar Eric Metaxas Bill Parcells Shari Rigby Kevin Sorbo Michele Watson Martha Williamson You will learn: The qualities of being a good dad. What happens to a society that lacks fathers or strong male leadership. The importance of forgiveness toward others, especially the absent or abusive father. Powerful and practical truths that help men answer the question, How do I become that dad? Fathers Say beautifully demonstrates the power of a father's words, and the difference they make not only in families, but in society, as well.
Day-by-day guide from planning pregnancy to delivery. Featuring over 260 engaging and interactive prayers formatted with a daily topic, verse, devotional, and journal tip. A book worth experiencing!
You're no idiot, of course. You know that life isn't like an old sitcom, when TV dad's like Mike Brady or Ward Cleaver always had just the right answer for Greg, Marcia, or the Beaver. But when it comes to earning the title 'World's Greatest Dad', you feel like you're always going to be more like the father from 'Married With Children' than the one from 'Father Knows Best'. Don't retire your cardigan just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fatherhood' answers all the questions any expecting new, or veteran father could have on topics ranging from communication and ground rules to privileges and punishment. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Commonsense advice from a veteran dad on how to strike a loving but firm balance. -Practical tips on helping your spouse during pregnancy. -Useful instruction on care and handling of a newborn and a toddler. -Smart strategies for keeping your kids safe (and yourself sane) in the turbulent adolsescent years.
Ask any guy who is expecting his first child and he's likely to tell you the same thing - he's absolutely thrilled to be a dad for the first time, and he's also absolutely terrified. Most new dads don't know the first thing about dealing with a new baby, and while mommy might be interested in more complex topics that range from breastfeeding to colic, most new dads just want to know how not to screw it all up. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Being a New Dad is written to be both highly usable and practical, with a bit of enouraging wit in between. First time dads will learn the daddy essentials for caring for a newborn, from what the expect when baby first arrives, to changing those first diapers without a disaster, to the basics of feeding and burping, to getting baby to sleep (so mom and dad can sleep, too), and how to help mommy as she heals and deals with the enormous changes that she's experiencing both mentally and physically. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Being a New Dad is the perfect guide for any new dad who needs to be armed with a little essential knowledge and a whole lot of encouragement.
A collection of short letters, most centring on a powerful story from the author's life, that convey core values and attitudes from a father to his child. Topics addressed include death, right and wrong, thinking about God, cheating, failure, popularity, studying, sex, self-esteem, prayer, family relationships, materialism, and marriage. One typical letter addresses the question of how to be a friend to unpopular kids at school and tells the moving story of the time the author was told he should ask the girl with polio to dance. Many of these letters are rooted in childhood and adolescence, others in youth and early marriage. They speak honestly and engagingly to both the young and to those who are trying, the best they can, to raise them. Read these stories with your children or by yourself and smile in recognition as you remember your own struggles to understand the world and your place in it. Then, as the afterward suggests, tell a few stories of your own.
With over 100 chapters, Real Life, Real Choices is a power-packed young adult life reference book created to empower and give today's youth the necessary knowledge to begin adulthood with a good foundation. The book contains nine sections devoted to discussion of topics affecting today's youth: Self, Life, Girls, Guys, Relationships, Sex & Parenting, Health, Education, Income & Careers, and Finances. When wisdom and knowledge gained by living and learning is passed down to the next generation, they are allowed to make educated choices, waste less time, and prosper. Grant your loved one the opportunity to make educated choices... give them Real Life, Real Choices.
Das Thema „Migration und Familie" findet seit einigen Jahren verstärkt Beachtung. Dies geschieht meist im Zusammenhang mit der Thematisierung von Problemen und Defiziten, insbesondere in den Bereichen Bildung und Erziehung, sowie in Bezug auf das Geschlechterverhältnis. In anderer Weise erfolgt diese Thematisierung im Care-Bereich: Während einerseits Familien bei der Betreuung und Pflege von Angehörigen zunehmend auf die Arbeit von Migrant/innen angewiesen sind, wird anderseits gerade diese Konstellation zur Belastungen für die Familien der Migrant/innen. Die Beiträge des Bandes greifen die Vielfalt und Widersprüchlichkeit familialer Praxen im Kontext von Migration auf und liefern differenzierte Analysen zu aktuellen Fragen von Bildung, Gender und Care.
GCSE RE for You: Judaism with Jewish Moral Issues covers the fundamentals of Judaism and the Jewish response on moral issues.
Parenting Expert Carl Pickhardt Shows How the Bonds Between Fathers and Teens Can Be Strengthened Many fathers feel unprepared for their child's adolescence, in their denial, often times preferring to believe that it will only happen to other people's children. In this sensitive and forthright book, Carl Pickhardt stresses that fathers need to become informed about changes and challenges that normally unfold. Helping caring fathers navigate the four crucial and often perplexing stages of adolescence, The Connected Father describes: * how fathers can learn to be better listeners * why they have trouble communicating and what to do about it * different emotional changes between mid- and late-adolescence * how to encourage independence while setting limits * how fathers can talk to teens about drugs, sex, the internet, relationships, and more
CALLING ALL FATHERS is a 911 emergency system designed to compel all males to respond to their roles as fathers. Every man who desires to become committed to, involved with and responsible for his children must respond to this call. Our children must know and understand how important they are to us. Any male can be a dad; it takes a special man to be a father. CALLING ALL FATHERS is more than just a catchy phrase. It is a mindset and philosophy that all fathers involved in parenting time, custody and child support have to internalize. The most pressing need fathers have is the need for information and support. Many fathers do not understand the many resources available to them. CALLING ALL FATHERS is meant to educate, empower, engage and enlightyen these men.
A handbook to help estranged fathers reconnect with their children examines both the estrangement process and the path to reunion, explaining how to rebuild self-esteem, renew a relationship with the child's mother, and create lasting bonds. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Meet a young woman who takes a period of time to reflect upon her own painfully raw childhood experience. While the reader may not have the ability to see visible pictures, the objective is to create word imagery by traveling through the halls of past pain and baggage, to better understand the human aspect that lies behind the statistic. Lavita is a mother who adores her children and pours her love and energy into creating a nurturing environment for each one of them. In fact, it is through her children that she learns that she has yet to move beyond her yearning for a Father who never fully acknowledged her. Despite the fact that God placed individuals in her life to act in a surrogate role, including a compassionate husband, she yet hurts. This is her story, it may also be your story, and from a broader perspective it is a tragic human story. But tragedy is only the first half because on the other side of pain exists the possibility of redemption. Beyond the statistics, beyond the cold facts, there is a lesson learned about the importance of Fatherhood, of taking responsibility. There is much to be learned about the dynamic and life changing power of, A Father's Love.