Fathers enter into the state of fatherhood without the proverbial ""owner's manual"" for raising children. With great trepidation, they begin their journey with a little bit of faith and a lot of angst, knowing that what they do and fail to do will impact this new little life forever. The 10 power principles included in PowerDads are all about learning what's important in this role we call fatherhood and developing the skills to implement the power principles in every day parenting. ""Wayne Parker's PowerDads is a must read for any dad who wants to make a lasting impact on his kids. Wayne provides valuable wisdom that comes from decades of experience. Read, digest and implement these proven concepts in your family."" - Michael A. Stelzner - CEO and Founder, Social Media Examiner & MyKidsAdventures.com Power Dads is a ""hands-on"" manual for all dads interested in learning how to be the best father possible in raising their children in today's complex world. A must read! - Lawrence Agresto - Author of A Fathers New Beginning Wayne Parker may be a fatherhood guide by trade and title, but his insight clearly comes from his personal experience -- the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful. Power Dads has incredibly useful suggestions for dads, clearly explained, organized, and supported by a wide range of research and wisdom, but the thumping heart of the book are engaging personal stories that inspired so many of these learnings. Parker has a generous and open-minded voice that says, ""been there, realized that,"" and invites all fathers in on the secrets. -- Joel Schwartzberg, essayist and author of ""The 40-Year-Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad"" and ""Small Things Considered: Moments form Manhood to Manilow""
In Father, The Family Protector, Educator James Stenson explores how fathers exercise their powerful and particularly masculine contribution to family life. His research comes from more than twenty years of working with families from two highly successful independent secondary schools for boys that he helped establish, The Heights School in Washington D.C., and Northridge Preparatory School in Chicago. As headmaster, he made it his business to know hundreds of families intimately studying their family lives, watching their children grow into maturity, very often successfully, but sometimes not. Through countless conversations with fathers and mothers, he tried to account for the differences, looking for patterns of family life among those parents who triumphed with their children. What did these successful men and women have in common? What did they manage to do right? Most important: what could other parents learn from their experience? This wisdom of fatherhood is what this book is all about. It explains the main obstacles in today's society that undercut a father's teaching role, and tells men what they could do to overcome them. Then within this framework, James Stenson spells out how successful fathers deal with their children in the more crucial areas: family rules, discipline, schooling, sports, recreation, the media, and ongoing teamwork with one's wife. In short, this book provides the guidance that will help any father to carry out a serious responsibility - that of protector of his family. Listen to author James Stenson speak about "Successful Fathers".
Finally a book that focuses on the roles of fathers in the lives of their children. Randal D. Day presents the most effective methods of fathering in this in-depth look at fatherhood.
Offers practical advice to single mothers on dealing with a variety of challenges involved in raising boys
"Most men spend very little time pondering the question, Am I doing the right things to become a great dad? This book addresses this most important question in a profound way. It's filled with personal stories, focused on powerful principles, and is written for real people. We all know how easy it is, biologically, to become a father. What we often don't realize is that it takes work, dedication, and learned skills to become a dad, especially a great dad." - From the foreword by Jack Canfield, Co-Creator, #1 New York Times best selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul (r) In How to Be a Great Dad, you will learn: The 15-day Great Dad Challenge that transforms fathers into dads. Why dads matter way more than you may think. The lifelong impact fathers have on their children. The three simple and strategic skills to great dad success that all dads can master. Why bad or absent dads can land kids in prison. How to become the father you wish you'd had. Why "father nurture" is as important as "mother nurture." Why saying "I'm proud of you" makes all the difference. Why "I'll love you no matter what" means so much to your kids. Why a hug is not "just a hug" when it comes from Dad. How to build your kids' self-esteem. How to give what you may not have received. A doable process to overcome hurts or limitations from the past. Neil Chethik, executive director of The Carnegie Center, writes, "Keith Zafren is an inspiring guide on this adventure into the heart of fathering. Read this book. It will make you a better dad, and it may even help you forgive your own father for the mistakes he inevitably made." Neil Chethik Executive Director, The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning Author, FatherLoss and VoiceMale "WOW!!! 'Healing a Father Wound' was by far the most impactful and emotional section of any book I have ever read. I can't even describe how deeply this teaching affected me. The feeling of 'choked up' stayed throughout reading the section, and keeps coming back even now. I realized clearly how my own father wound has affected my entire life, and still does to this day. It also made me realize how the healing process is a daily reward to me and my boys, and so worth the effort. My heart was smiling while my eyes filled with tears. Awesome book!" Patrick McMillan Founder, TeachingHappiness.com Author, An Exercise in Happiness for Ki
Covers important issues facing fathers after separation and divorce including: effects of and attitude to separation; residence and contact issues; relationship with ex-spouse; repartnering; step-families; family law and child support; looking after your own needs; and successful parenting.
The majority of fathers, father-substitutes and father figures wish to do well by their children. However, as a number of high profile cases testify, fathers often feel that they receive poor treatment at the hands of the social care system. Recent research points to the value of involved parenting by fathers while government policy initiatives, such as the Gender Equality Duty in Scotland, have attempted to stress the importance of involving fathers in their child care. Gary Clapton proposes a father sensitive, father aware social work practice and suggests that that any social care system that adopts a default position that child care is the responsibility of women alone is hampered by its failure to acknowledge the positive potential of fathers. The arguments advanced in this book concentrate on children and family practice but do not neglect the importance of fatherhood in social work with vulnerable adults, fathers as carers, or in the criminal justice system. Social Work with Fathers will assist those working within social care and children's services, students of social care and social work and policy makers.
Updated and revised with seven new chapters, a new introduction, and a new resources section, this landmark book is invaluable for women facing a custody battle. It was the first to break the myth that mothers receive preferential treatment over fathers in custody disputes. Although mothers generally retain custody when fathers choose not to fight for it, fathers who seek custody often win--not because the mother is unfit or the father has been the primary caregiver but because, as Phyllis Chesler argues, women are held to a much higher standard of parenting. Incorporating findings from years of research, hundreds of interviews, and international surveys about child-custody arrangements, Chesler argues for new guidelines to resolve custody disputes and to prevent the continued oppression of mothers in custody situations. This book provides a philosophical and psychological perspective as well as practical advice from one of the country's leading matrimonial lawyers. Both an indictment of a discriminatory system and a call to action over motherhood under siege, "Mothers on Trial" is essential reading for anyone concerned either personally or professionally with custody rights and the well-being of the children involved.
In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father and applies them to his own life When Sargent "Sarge" Shriver—founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty—died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's, thousands of tributes poured in from friends and strangers worldwide. These tributes, which extolled the daily kindness and humanity of "a good man," moved his son Mark far more than those who lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments. After a lifetime searching for the path to his father's success in the public arena, Mark instead turns to a search for the secret of his father's joy, his devotion to others, and his sense of purpose. Mark discovers notes and letters from Sarge; hears personal stories from friends and family that zero in on the three guiding principles of Sarge's life—faith, hope, and love—and recounts moments with Sarge that now take on new value and poignancy. In the process, Mark discovers much about himself, as a father, as a husband, and as a social justice advocate. A Good Man is an inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy.
The most important job a man has is fathering his children, but raising godly children in today's world isn't an easy task. Don't tackle the most important job of your life unprepared. Legacy will equip you with the basic tools you need to fulfill your role as a father.This man-to-man book covers fundamental principles, priorities, and practical strategies to help you build a legacy of faith in your family.In Legacy you will find: How to use sports and adventure to pass on the Faith to your childrenPractical ways to find adequate time for fatheringThe 60-second secret to getting your kids to obey - the first timeHow to handle a strong-willed childTo spank or not to spank, that is the question...What you should never do when disciplining a childHow to tame the "terrible twos"Why the central focus of discipline is the ear, not the rearHow to prevent your child from turning "gay"How to help your sons win the war to be pureThe key to fathering daughters (Steve has six of them): The one common mistake you must NEVER commit or you'll scar your daughter's soul for lifeA major unrecognized cause of children falling away from the Faith - even in the most solid Catholic homes. Recognize it! Don't let it happen to you.How a successful father summed up the secret of fatherhood in a 21-word note that his son folded up and kept for 25 years in his Bible. Those 21 words will surprise you.How to avoid blowing the one opportunity you have to be a good dad to your young children. (Hint: Failure is guaranteed if you make a mistake on the question of "quality time vs. quantity time".)Why you don't need to wait for teen problems to explode: This key strategy in the child's early years heads off trouble.How to stay married. The secret is to avoid the four marriage busters.How to build an "ark" to protect your family from the flood of godlessness and paganism
This book explores twelve related research topics, each constituting a chapter. These chapters reflect the magnitude of the problems facing the African-American male. The book also documents the success stories of African American men and how they have lived beyond stereotypes and other odds. These problems are not likely to go away in the 21st century. They require government action and individual initiative toward a civil society in which America's promise can be a reality for all Americans, thus making sure that no single American will be left behind.
Shows in simple terms what it takes to be a successful husband and father and to bless those closest to you--your wife and children.
Explores fatherhood from psychological, genetic, and neuroscience perspectives to challenge misperceptions and demonstrate the profound impact of fathers on children's lives.
This little volume offers a lot of solid wisdom for fathers. Fathers need wisdom to lead their families well, and this inspiring gift book offers them the advice and encouragement they need. Memorable quotations are paired with Scripture promises from the New King James Version to offer timeless guidance—all in a “quick-read” format that busy dads appreciate. Dads have a hard, often thankless job. This book of bite-size encouragement will inspire dads to hold tight to their heavenly Father, to trust His leading, and to build and guide a faithful family. Note: Must be ordered in multiples of 24. Self-shipping box can be used as counter display. To order shrink-wrapped bundles without display box, use ISBN 978-1-4003-2016-5.
This book is your roadmap thorugh the complex maze of family law courts which are mom-biased. Discover over 100 strategies and tactics that have won custody for other fathers. Improve Conduct in Mediation Deal with a Difficult Judge Execute Winning Strategies Use Court Time Wisely Master Skills of Testifying Use Linguistic Techniques Counter Mom's Dirty Tricks Handle Setbacks & Adversity
In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl). From the Trade Paperback edition.
The father-daughter relationship is a special bond-and one that requires special attention. Statistics show that a father's caring presence can be the deciding factor between raising a daughter who reaches her potential and one who gives up.Step-by-step, How To Father A Successful Daughter gives men the high-quality parenting skills that promote self-esteem, resilience and confidence in their daughters. Packed with practical, concrete, reassuring advice and what-to-say-when suggestions, this book will give dads a fresh and smart approach to raising confident, happy girls who grow up to be confident, happy women.
This work shows how a man's unfinished business with his father can affect his relationship with his wife, children, friends and bosses, and how it could lead to a profound sense of loneliness and rage. This book also shows how men can resolve the inner conflict of the father-son relationship.