In this new book, Parke considers the father-child relationship within the "family system" and the wider society. Using the "life course" view of fathers, he demonstrates that men enact their fatherhood in a variety of ways in response to their particular social and cultural circumstances.
In Fatherhood, beloved NBA player, poet, children’s advocate, and devoted dad Etan Thomas speaks from his heart on what matters most in his life: being there for his children. As a leading participant in President Obama’s Fatherhood Initiative, Etan has reached out to young men (often young fathers) in the juvenile detention system and in local communities. He knows firsthand the difference having a father in your life every day can make. Now he brings together a chorus of voices to weigh in on the importance of being a father in our nation today and to share what they’ve learned from being a father, having a father, or in some cases not having a father around. With Original Essays and Poems from Taye Diggs • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar • Malcolm-Jamal Warner • Ice Cube • Howard Dean • Tony Hawk • Isaiah Washington • Yao Ming • Al Sharpton • John King • Lamman Rucker • Derek Fisher • Kevin Durant • Russ Parr • Michael Moore • Chuck D • Malcolm Shabazz • Talem Acey • Will Downing • Chris Paul • Allan Houston • Talib Kweli • Black Ice • Cornel West • Elijah Cummings • Mumia Abu-Jamal • Grant Hill • Coach John Thompson • Roland Martin • Joakim Noah • Arn Tellum • Damian Marley • Abiodune Oyewole • Styles P • Baron Davis • David Aldridge • Stuart Scott • Dave Zirin • Kevin Powell • John Carlos • Derrick Coleman • J. Ivy • Joe Johnson • Al Horford • Pastor John Jenkins • Julian Thomas • Ed Gordon Jr. • Tito Puente Jr. • Billy Hunter • 13 of Nazareth • Messiah Ramkissoon Through these inspiring personal experiences, Etan and the men he’s gathered together hope to share the message that by standing up and taking an active role as fathers, men not only find their own lives more joyful and fulfilling—they pass on to the next generation an unshakable legacy of love, wisdom, responsibility, and strength.
New dads are often isolated at a time when being with other fathers would be helpful in understanding how being a parent is changing them. For more than 30 years I have been facilitating “Men’s Group For Fathers of Young Children.” Fatherhood: The Journey from Man to Dad are essays I have written from what we discussed in these groups. At the end of each essay there are questions for self-reflection or to discuss in a group with other dads (or moms too). Rather than give advice on how to be a father, my book gives you the opportunity to begin to see how you are changing as a man when you become a parent. It reflects what feelings and interactions we have with our children, our wives and ourselves as we begin the great adventure of fatherhood. The book is written in a unique conversational style. You interact with me as the author as well as being part of a “dads group” as you read the essays.
This father of ten thriving children delivers knock-out advice on the art of being a dad. George Foreman is an international symbol of a positive attitude, determination, and athleticism. He's also well known for having ten children, five boys and five girls. As a man who strives to live in obedience to the Ultimate Father, Foreman has a powerful perspective on effective, godly fatherhood. Through his own experiences as a son in a single-parent home, as a faithful father, and now as a grandfather, he knows what works and what doesn't--all with a dose of humor and humility. The goal of this book is to provide commonsense fathering advice and anecdotes to a wide variety of men who themselves are encountering the challenges of fatherhood.
The role of fathers has never been more complex. On the one hand, the conventional nuclear family is less the rigid norm. On the other, fathers are increasingly involved with their children, from water births and dirty nappies, to spending quality time with their offspring. This anthology is the first of its kind exploring the relationship between father and child, spanning 2000 BC to AD 2000 using a wealth of sources, from fiction to personal letters, Roman temple rites to eighteenth century childcare manuals to modern day sitcoms. FATHERHOOD reveals the surprising truth that paternal love is not a modern invention and celebrates paternity past and present. FATHERHOOD: AN ANTHOLOGY is both a celebration of the joys of fatherhood and a more sober exploration of the responsiblities and vulnerabilities that go with it. Divided into sections as diverse as First Love, Fathers and Sons, Daddy's Girl, The Sins of the Father, Experience and Patrimony, it makes the perfect, thoughtful present for fathers and fathers-to-be of any age. Includes entries by, among others, Fergal Keane, Laurie Lee, Peter Carey, Bob Dylan, Samuel Coleridge, Alexander Pope, Franz Kafka, Mark Twain, Kirk Douglas, Blake Morrisson, George Eliot, Angela Carter, Euripedes, Irving Berlin, Shakespeare, Auberon Waugh, Vladimir Nabokov, Charles Darwin, Arthur Miller, Bill Cosby, Sigmund Freud, Tony Parsons, Phil Hogan, John Fowles, Roald Dahl, Groucho Marx, Homer Simpson and George Bernard Shaw.
How much power does a father have to influence his children's development? A lively and often heated public debate on the role and value of the father in a family has been underway in the United States for the past decade. Nevertheless, we are far from understanding the complex ways in which fathers make contributions to their families and children. Fatherhood: Research, Interventions, and Policies addresses the central questions of the role of fathers: Ž What is the impact of father involvement on child outcomes? Ž What factors predict increased involvement of fathers? Bringing together papers presented at the Conference on Father Involvement, this volume includes contributions by leading scholars in anthropology, demography, economics, family science, psychology, and sociology. Many of the contributors also address the implications of father involvement for family policy issues, including family leave, child care, and child support. Furthermore, the discussion of fatherhood ranges well beyond the case of intact, middle-class, white families to include fathers from various ethnic groups and socioeconomic classes and of varied marital status, including fathers of nonmarital children, single-father families, and nonresident fathers. Fatherhood: Research, Interventions, and Policies addresses both practical and theoretical concerns, including: the redefinition of fatherhood changes over time in research on fatherhood the predictive power of fathers’activities on their children's adult outcomes the correlation between fathers’income and their involvement with their nonmarital children the influence of fathers on their sons’probability of growing up to become responsible fathers the effects of divorce on father-son and father-daughter relationships interventions that help to keep divorced fathers in touch with their children This comprehensive, powerful book combines pioneering empirical research with thoughtful consideration of the social and psychological implications of fatherhood. It is essential reading for researchers, policymakers, psychologists, and students of family studies, human development, gender studies, social policy, sociology, and human ecology.
First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
A father is the head of his family, but he's so much more. Join Edward Bradley as he explores, biblically, what it's like to be a father. The father is the provider, protector, and the head, but in the society we live in, that often gets lost. What can be done to combat this problem and become the man, God asked us to be? Find out inside.
William McInnes, one of Australia's best-known storytellers and actors, has turned to a subject that is close to his heart. Fatherhood is about family, about memories of his father and the memories he's creating as a dad himself, with his own son and daughter. Warm, witty and nostalgic, these tales are just like a friendly chat over the back fence, or the banter of a backyard BBQ. They will stir your own memories: of hot summer days and cooling off under the sprinkler while Dad works in the garden with the radio tuned to the sports results; that time Dad tried to teach you to drive - and then got out of the car and kissed the ground; or taking your own kids on a family road trip. Fatherhood is full of memories: the happy, the hilarious, the sad, bad, and the unexpectedly poignant moments. You will laugh, you may even cry - but you will recognise yourself and those you love somewhere in these pages.
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
If you are about to become a father or have just become one, you may be wondering what you have let yourself in for. Many of us feel unprepared for the responsibility of caring for a new life, for the intense connection with the baby we hold in our arms. Fatherhood unites us with other fathers. Men of all races, cultures, and social groups share these feelings of apprehension and of awe. But being a father is also intensely personal -- our relationship with our sons and daughters is perhaps the best chance we get of expressing who we really, uniquely are. In Men's Wisdom: Fatherhood Charles Phillips draws on the experiences of fathers of many ages and diverse cultures to deliver a deeply felt account of becoming a father and raising your children. This book takes you on an inspirational ride through the years of fatherhood, from the excitement and apprehension of the day you learn you will have a child, to the heart-bursting pride of seeing your son or daughter make their own way in th
How to be a good father? Children’s birthday parties, unsuccessful family holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes: the trials of parenthood are all found in Knausgaard’s compelling and honest account of family life. Contrasting moments of enormous love and tenderness towards his children with the boring struggles of domesticity, this is one father’s personal experience, and somehow, every father’s too. Selected from the book A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Desire by Haruki Murakami Babies by Anne Enright Eating by Nigella Lawson Language by Xiaolu Guo
"Today more than ever, fatherhood demands constant improvisation, risk, and struggle. With grace, honesty, and strength, Rad Dad's writers tackle all the issues that other parenting guides are afraid to touch...."--cover, p. 4.
The period between World War I and World War II was an important time in the history of gender relations, and of American fatherhood. Revealing the surprising extent to which some of yesterday's fathers were involved with their children, The Modernization of Fatherhood recounts how fatherhood was reshaped during the Machine Age into the configuration we know today. LaRossa explains that during the interwar period the image of the father as economic provider, pal, and male role model, all in one, became institutionalized. Using personal letters and popular magazine and newspaper sources, he explores how the social and economic conditions of the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression—a period of technical innovation as well as economic hardship—fused these expectations into a cultural ideal. With chapters on the U.S. Children's Bureau, the fathercraft movement, the magazine industry and the development of Parent's Magazine, and the creation of Father's Day, this book is a major addition to the growing literature on masculinity and fatherhood.
Whether he's a proud new father or a man enjoying his grandchildren, any dad will be touched by this new Little Book from Thomas Kinkade. Kinkade's majestic artwork complements his own advice and quotations by others on the joyous experience of being a father.
A analysis of men's declining commitment to marriage and fatherhood reflects on the impact of children and pointing to the rise of teenage pregnancy, welfare dependency, and substance abuse
Recent social and cultural changes - such as transformation in the workplace, shifting marriage and divorce patterns, the growth of the women′s movement and development of the men′s movement - have all served to change the traditional family role of fathers and to force a re-examination of the interaction between fathers and children. This collection of empirical and theoretical articles presents new theoretical models and the results of current research on the role of fathers in families. The articles cover differences in culture, class, nationality and custodial status and focus on legal, economic and policy questions.
Author and world renowned actor Omar Epps chronicles his journey from humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, to the bright lights of Hollywood. Having grown up without his biological father, then becoming a father himself, Epps shares his story of pain and triumph in a uniquely visceral way. It's an intimate, unapologetic, and emotional conversation about childhood, manhood, and parenting. From Fatherless to Fatherhood touches on many themes surrounding the importance of family and community. It also shows how men can break the cycle of fatherlessness within their families, and come to terms with their own issues surrounding their fathers. Fatherhood is about much more than providing food and shelter for a child. It's about much more than cutting a check to check a box. Fatherhood is about being active in a child's life, and cultivating those sacred bonds of family. It's about guiding and teaching a child how to be a loving, honest, respectful individual who will permeate goodness to all they encounter.
Invisible Men focuses on the tremendous growth of periodical literature from 1850 to 1910 to illustrate how Victorian and Edwardian thought and culture problematized fatherhood within the family. Drawing on political, scientific, domestic, and religious periodicals, Claudia Nelson shows how positive portrayals of fatherhood virtually disappeared as motherhood claimed an exalted position with imagined ties to patriotism, social reform, and religious influence. The study begins with the pre-Victorian role of the father in the middle-class home--as one who led the family in prayer, administered discipline, and determined the children's education, marriage, and career. In subsequent decades, fatherhood was increasingly scrutinized while a new definition of motherhood and femininity emerged. The solution to the newly perceived dilemma of fatherhood appeared rooted in traditional feminine values--nurturance, selflessness, and sensitivity. The critique presented in Invisible Men extends our contemporary debate over men's proper role within the family, providing a historical context for the various images of fatherhood as we practice and dispute them today.
Month-by-Month Developments in Your Baby, Your Partner, and You "This first-rate, father-friendly manual answers questions you didn't even know you should be asking!" — Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School The expanded edition of The Joy of Fatherhood is for today's dad, touching on timely and relevant subjects from pre-natal care through year one of being a dad. Whether detecting an infant's illnesses, assessing a baby's development, or learning appropriate ways of playing with the newest member of the family, author Marcus J. Goldman, M.D., takes a down-to-earth, month-by-month tour of the first year of daddy's new life. Written for dads by a dad, the author applies his fathering experience and medical knowledge to cover all of the basics—from changing a diaper to feeding your baby, from packing a diaper bag to choosing the right babysitter—and enlightens you on hundreds of subjects, including: ·Important physical, emotional, health, and developmental milestones for your baby ·Identifying the feelings often experienced by new dads, and ways to cope with them ·Maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner through your new experiences ·And much more! Written to fit in the busy lives of new fathers, The Joy of Fatherhood is a concise, practical guide loaded with essential tips, in-depth analyses, and important checklists. Full of valuable information, refreshing humor, and priceless wisdom, it is sure to enhance the joys of fatherhood. From the Trade Paperback edition.