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.
Provides advice for men raising children on their own about legal issues, helping children adjust, former spouses, widowers, work issues, child care, stress, child health, nutrition, discipline, and dealing with sons and with daughters.
Reflecting a social ideal of decency, kindness, integrity, and concern for others, the author discusses the current trends of raising super-children and provides the grounds for parents to reevaluate what they really want for their children
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.
"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."
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.
In einer zunehmend komplexeren Welt ist es für Eltern nicht immer einfach, eine starke, dauerhafte Bindung zu ihren Kindern aufzubauen. Ganz besonders gilt das für die Beziehung von Vätern zu ihren Töchtern. Dabei erklärt Dr. Meg Meeker, die über mehr als 20 Jahre Berufserfahrung in der Behandlung von Kindern verfügt, in diesem wertvollen Buch, wie wichtig gerade das Verhältnis von Vätern und Töchtern ist. Denn um eine starke, selbstbewusste Frau zu werden, braucht jedes Mädchen die Aufmerksamkeit, den Schutz, den Mut und die Weisheit seines Vaters. Meg Meeker verrät die 10 Geheimnisse, die die Beziehung von Vätern und Töchtern einzigartig machen und den Mädchen den bestmöglichen Sprung ins Leben ermöglichen. Aus dem Buch: - Die essentiellen Tugenden, die ein Vater haben sollte, und wie man sie entwickelt - Was Töchter von Vätern über Selbstrespekt lernen können - Die Wichtigkeit von Grundregeln - Wie wichtig es ist, ein Held für seine Tochter zu sein - Die größten Fehler, die Väter machen können - Wie Stiefväter die Rolle übernehmen können
In the tradition of Grandfather's Memories to His Grandchild, a beautiful record book with padded cover features artwork by a best-selling artist and offers a parent a place to preserve on paper the special memories of their lives.
Perhaps the most powerful influence in the world is that of a dad on his child. Baseball gloves, dirty diapers, tiny little hands, first days of school, daddy-daughter dances, and learner's permits... and so much more! There's no way you can be ready for it all, but this is when you need to get a bit of a head start... First Time Dad by Focus on the Family ministry veteran (and father of 6) John Fuller lets you in on the stuff you really need to know... because in just a few months or weeks or days, your life is going to change--forever. Set good priorities. Break bad habits and/or family patterns. Recognize and recover from some common fathering mistakes. Know that your words have immense power. And learn how to cultivate a lasting parent-child relationship. So, instead of wondering "oh man, oh man, oh man... what am I going to do now?" for 9 months... read this short book (plus it's pretty fun too) and get excited! "Dad, your job is critical... And you can do it."
Darf man es bereuen, Mutter zu sein? Ein Tabubruch "Regretting Motherhood" thematisiert, was bisher kaum ausgesprochen wird: Dass viele Frauen in der Mutterschaft nicht die "vorgeschriebene" Erfüllung finden. Dass sie ihre Kinder lieben und trotzdem nicht Mutter sein wollen. Ih ihrem bahnbrechenden Buch analysiert die engagierte Soziologin Orna Donath die Dimension des Tabus und lässt Mütter selbst von ihren Erfahrungen berichten.
As father, coach and mentor, Wayne Bryan helped his twin sons become the world's #1 tennis doubles team. His winning philosophy has always been simple: focus on playing before learning, motivate early and often, and most of all, have fun. Now Bryan has distilled his proven formula for success into a unique book that shows parents how to help their kids become champions in athletics, the arts, academia - and just about anything else they chose to undertake. Concise and accessible, this guide is packed with Bryan's trademark energy and common sense tips designed to inspire success.
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.
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!
Die Verbindung von Mutter und Sohn ist die zentrale Beziehung im Leben eines Jungen. Sie hat einen bedeutenden Einfluss auf die Entwicklung vom Kind zum Mann. Dennoch verläuft die Beziehung zwischen Mutter und Sohn nicht immer konfliktfrei. Dabei kann gerade eine gesunde, enge und liebevolle Bindung den Jungen helfen, sich in einem von Frauen dominierten Bildungssystem zu orientieren und ihren Platz in der Welt zu finden. Dr. Meg Meeker zeigt anhand von Fallbeispielen, wie Mütter eine besonders glückliche und emotional intakte Beziehung zu ihren Söhnen aufbauen können, unabhängig davon, in welchem Alter sich die Jungen befinden. In diesem Buch gibt die Autorin ihre Erfahrungen aus 25 Jahren als Kinderärztin, Familienberaterin und Mutter weiter und enthüllt diverse Tricks und Erziehungsregeln, mit denen Söhne zu glücklichen, erfolgreichen Männern erzogen werden können.
A repeat bestseller for two decades, this child-rearing classic cuts to the heart of the anger and alienation that mar so many modern homes. In this ultimately practical book, Gary Smalley outlines effective steps for parents to open up a child that has shut them out. He describes family-tested ways for parents to set limits and enforce them, and he reveals the simple but powerful secret for achieving a close-knit family. Learn proven parenting methods that can spell the difference between an angry, rebellious, distant child and a happy, cooperative one.
GCSE RE for You: Judaism with Jewish Moral Issues covers the fundamentals of Judaism and the Jewish response on moral issues.
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.
Millions of fathers are currently fighting for custody of their children. Many wonder if they will ever again be an important part of their children's lives. Fathers' Rights covers every aspect of the custody process, including protecting the parent/child relationship as a break-up occurs, determining when to settle and when to litigate and explanations concerning the court's determination of a fair level of child support. This new edition updates the ever-changing laws in this area and expands into additional topics of importance concerning paternity issues and fathers serving in the armed forces. Numerous court cases are used as examples to illustrate relevant situations. An extensive list of resources including agencies, organizations and websites is included as easy reference for the reader.